Station Information

Station ID: 229
Latitude: 65.673367
Longitude: 24.51525
Coastline code: 60
Station code: 1
Country: FINLAND
Time span of data: 1920 – 2023
Completeness (%): 97
Date of last update: 05 Mar 2024

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.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 2000-01-25

Kemi 060/001 RLR(1964) is 10.1m below BM17

Documentation added 2002-09-24

A description of the sea level network in Finland can be found in 'Operational Oceanography: Implementation at the European and Regional scales. 2002 (pp.129-137)'.
1920-1921 Values based on 1 reading per day
Prior to 1977 gauge at 65 44 N, 24 33E
1922-1970 Values based on 6 readings per day

Documentation added 2012-01-03

Before the gauge was moved in 1976 the Primary benchmark was 17 4.853m relative to the gauge datum. Following the move from 1977 Primary benchmark was 88002 2.762m relative to gauge datum. This benchmark is no longer in use and was replaced in 1989 with new Primary benchmark 88004 4.942m relative to gauge datum.

Documentation added 2017-01-31

Following the 2016 levelling exercise some adjustments have been made to the benchmark reference heights - at Kemi this was -3mm for BM 88004. The adjustments are a result of more accurate measuring and calculations using the N2000 height system. The RLR diagram has been re-drawn because of this.

Documentation added 2019-11-27

From 2018 onwards the averages of the Finnish sea level data will be based on 1 min observations. Values are calculated in Finnish normal time (EET).
The data are relative to the reference surface of the Finnish sea level observations and thus the datum is the tide gauge zero.

Data Authority

Finnish Meteorological Institute
Marine Research, Waves and Sea Level
Erik Palenin aukio 1
P.O. Box 503
FI - 00101 Helsinki