The tide gauge building is located on the old fish quay close to the Port of Tyne offices.
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Tide gauge location
The brick tide gauge building contains two stilling wells. A Munro IH40 chart recorder is mounted over one of the wells and a
Wellhead unit over the other. The Munro gauge and the wellhead unit are fitted with precision potentiometers connected to the POL
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
1974 – A Munro gauge was installed over one of the stilling wells and an Ott digital gauge over the other
1984 – The Ott digital gauge was removed and a Wellhead unit was installed
1984 – The DATARING system was installed with potentiometers attached to the Munro gauge and the Wellhead unit
1993 – All equipment removed while a new tide gauge building was built
1993 – New building completed and all equipment reinstated
1998 – Wind speed and direction instruments installed
1998 – Both stilling wells blocked - the POL diving team cleared the blockage
2000 – POL data logger installed