Newhaven tide gauge site

The tide gauge is located within the Port Control building on West Pier, Newhaven. The pressure points are located on the pier wall, south west of the Port Control building. The anemometer and wind vane are located on the signals mast as shown.
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Tide gauge location

The equipment which is housed in the switch room of the Port Control building consists of an Ott pneumatic gauge and a pneumatic bubbler system. The bubbler system supplies two full-tide pressure points which are mounted on steelwork attached to the pier wall.

Tide gauge location All three pressure lines, wind speed and direction are monitored by the POL data logger.

External users

Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:

  • Newhaven Port, port control

Site history

1990 – DATARING and bubbler system installed
1990 – Ott pneumatic gauge installed
1991 – Bubbler system removed due to harbour works
1992 – Bubbler system reinstated
1998 – Wind speed and direction instruments installed
2002 – POL data logger installed

Latitude50° 46.907'N
Longitude0° 3.422'E
Grid refTQ 4511 0004
Earliest data1990
Tidal levels
HAT7.32 m
LAT0.11 m
MHWS6.72 m
MHWN5.22 m
MLWN2.09 m
MLWS0.75 m
H for 2024 7.23 m
L for 2024 0.15 m
H for 2025 7.13 m
L for 2025 0.27 m
MSR5.97 m
MNR3.13 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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