Station Information

Station ID: 1898
Latitude: 42.24314
Longitude: -8.726
Coastline code: 200
Station code: 42
Country: SPAIN
Time span of data: 1993 – 2022
Completeness (%): 98
Date of last update: 11 Jul 2023

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric 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: VIGO
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: vig2
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 208: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 2000-10-19

Vigo II, new station 1997. Data supplied by Climat Maritimo, Madrid. RLR(1997) is 11.039m below BM NGO 999.

Documentation added 2005-05-23

A paper by Marcos et al (JGR Volume 11, 2005) provides an overview of the tide gauge records on the northern coast of Spain.

Documentation added 2013-03-18

The SRD acoustic gauge at Vigo has been moved and replaced by a new MIROS radar gauge. Both old and new gauges were running for the period 20.11.2008-31.12.2009 for inter-comparison purposes. A bias (mean difference) of -0.71cm was calculated. Hardware problems (de-lamination) were also initially experienced at the new MIROS gauge this has been taken into account in the supplied data. See paper by B. Perez et al 'Overlapping sea level time series measured using different technologies: an example from the REDMAR Spanish network'.

Documentation added 2014-01-13

Further investigation by Puertos del Estado revealed the bias between old and new datasets was due to a problem with the old Acoustic gauge. Data from this was revised. Whole dataset has been re-entered onto the database.

Documentation added 2014-04-28

At the request of Puertos del Estado the latitude and longitude have been changed from 42.250000 -8.733333 which was derived from the previously supplied degrees and minutes value to 42.24314 -8.72600 which is the position of the new MIROS gauge in decimal degrees.

Data Authority

Puertos del Estado
Área de Conocimiento y Análisis del Medio Físico
Avda. Del Partenón, 10
28042, Madrid

Documentation added 2001-03-06

The Area de Conocimiento y Analisis del Medio Fisico was
formerly known as the Departamento de Clima Maritimo.