Station Information

Station ID: 214
Latitude: 51.957694
Longitude: 1.346556
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 71
Time span of RLR data: 1980 – 2011
RLR completeness (%): 82
Time span of metric data: 1917 – 2011
Metric completeness (%): 61
Date of last update: 14 May 2012

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 Real Time Stations from VLIZ: harw

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Felixstowe 170/071 RLR(1983) is 10.5m below TGBM TM3001 3414

Documentation added 1992-04-01

1984-85 Aanderaa gauge - datum queries

Documentation added 1994-07-21

A stilling well gauge, probably a Kelvin-Hughes type, was installed in July 1917 at the "tide gauge pier", replaced in November 1939 by another, probably also a Kelvin-Hughes, at the "Ordnance Pier,Landguard", and replaced in September 1948 by another, probably again a Kelvin-Hughes, at the "tide gauge pier". In 1953 the gauge was damaged in the great floods and in 1954 it was repaired with a Cary-Porter/Kelvin Hughes system. In July 1980 an Aanderaa pressure system gauge was installed, replaced by an "A Class" bubbler in September 1988.

Documentation added 2001-01-02

Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from the University of Nottingham web site: http://ukcogr.iessg.nottingham.ac.uk/~eosi/

Documentation added 2006-11-15

Historic tide gauge information: In Aug.1996 new pressure points and steelworks were fitted together with a mid-tide sensor. No access to the pressure points has been possible since 1999
as the pier is condemned.

Data Authority

Horizon House
Deanery Road