Station Information

Station ID: 255
Latitude: 51.114389
Longitude: 1.322667
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 111
Time span of RLR data: 1961 – 2023
RLR completeness (%): 81
Time span of metric data: 1924 – 2023
Metric completeness (%): 78
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 02 Feb 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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: DVTG
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: dove

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Dover 170/111 RLR(1984) is 13.8m below TGBMTR3193 4074

Documentation added 1993-03-17

Possible datum shift in RLR record after data gap in the late 1970's.

Documentation added 1993-10-11

1960 values are based on 8 readings a day

Documentation added 1994-07-20

Gauge was originally a Cary-Porter stilling well gauge, replaced by a Lege in July 1959, a Lea in October 1965, a Neyrpic in July 1976, and a Munro/Ott combination in 1978. From March 1986 data have been from a POL-designed potentiometer attached to the stilling well.

Documentation added 1994-09-20

March-December 1959: records unreliable 1976: harbour modifications

Documentation added 1997-07-16

Data revised on receipt of additional TGBM information

Documentation added 2001-01-02

Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from the University of Nottingham web site:

Documentation added 2014-07-02

No data available for Dover 2013 as the primary channel recording ~100m high in places and has been flagged.

Documentation added 2015-05-06

There is no data available for 2014 for Dover readings were erratic with the primary channel being up to 100mm high due to blocking.

Data Authority

Horizon House
Deanery Road