Station Information

Station ID: 820
Latitude: -33.951111
Longitude: 25.629722
Coastline code: 430
Station code: 88
Time span of RLR data: 1978 – 2015
RLR completeness (%): 77
Time span of metric data: 1957 – 2015
Metric completeness (%): 56
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 05 Apr 2016

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: PLBA, PELB
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 184: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 184: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 28-AUG-96 :
For discussions of MSL changes and extreme sea levels around Namibia and South Africa, see: G.B.Brundrit, S.Afr.J.Mar.Sci.,16,9-17,1995 and S.Searson and G.B.Brundrit, S.Afr.J.of Science, 91,579-588,1995. 1957 1960 values based on 8 readings a day
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-JUN-91 :
Port Elizabeth 430/088 RLR(1985) is 9.4m below BM
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 24-Jul-2006 :
Data for 2000 were supplied by BODC. The values were supplied to BODC via the University of Cape Town and so are not being classed as official.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 07-Aug-2006 :
Following the recent supply of data from the South African Hydrographic Office the data values for the year 2000 have now been revised with the official values.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 24-Sep-2009 :
Heights of chart datum relative to land levelling
datum LLD(MSL)in South Africa and Namibia: Port Elizabeth
Datum: up to 31st Dec 1978 = -0.838
Datum: 1st Jan 1979 - 31st Dec 1997 = -0.900
Datum: 1st Jan 1998 - 31st Dec 2002 = -1.026
Datum: 1st Jan 2003 onwards = -0.836
Datum is now LAT so unlikely to change. Benchmark PE 1 has been added to the RLR diagram as this is the benchmark referred to in the GLOSS Handbook.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-May-2010 :
There appears to be a spike in Nov/Dec 2002. This is possbly real as it appears in several of the S. African stations.

Data Authority

Hydrographic Office
Maritime Headquarters
Private Bag X1
Tokai 7966