Bournemouth tide gauge site

The tide gauge equipment is located in the pier electrical room at the west side of the South Pier with the pressure points mounted directly below on one of the pier legs.
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Tide gauge location

The tide gauge is located in the pier electrical room with access through the floor for the pneumatic tubes connected to the pressure points below.

Tide gauge location The pneumatic bubbler system consists of two full tide and mid-tide pressure points.

All three pressure lines are monitored by the POL data logger. The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.

External users

There are currently no external users.

Site history

1996 – DATARING system installed with a mid-tide and two full tide bubblers
2001 – New POL data logger installed recording the two full tide sensors
2002 – Mid-tide sensor connected to the POL data logger

Latitude50° 42.816'N
Longitude1° 52.482'W
Grid refSZ 0893 9053
Earliest data1996
Tidal levels
HAT2.64 m
LAT0.03 m
MHWS2.07 m
MHWN1.69 m
MLWN1.59 m
MLWS1.03 m
H for 2024 2.64 m
L for 2024 0.03 m
H for 2025 2.57 m
L for 2025 0.09 m
MSR1.04 m
MNR0.1 m

HAT – highest astronomical tide
LAT – lowest astronomical tide
MHWS – mean high water springs
MHWN – mean high water neaps
MLWN – mean low water neaps
MLWS – mean low water springs
H – highest for year
L – lowest for year
MSR – mean spring range
MNR – mean neap range

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