Station Information

Station ID: 314
Latitude: 58.207806
Longitude: -6.388972
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 251
Time span of RLR data: 1977 – 2023
RLR completeness (%): 86
Time span of metric data: 1928 – 2023
Metric completeness (%): 59
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: SWTG
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: stor
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 295: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 295: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Stornoway 170/251 RLR(1986) is 10.5m below TGBM NB4228 3264

Documentation added 1994-07-20

Gauge installed in 1928 was a Porter stilling well gauge, replaced in 1956 by a Munro, in December 1963 by a Lea, in 1983 by a Munro and from April 1985 has been an "A Class" bubbler.

Documentation added 1994-09-22

Ott gauge 26 August 1981-30 July 1983

Documentation added 2001-01-02

Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from the University of Nottingham web site: datum of observations prior to 1965 has proved unstable. 1988 datum suspect until July 18th.

Documentation added 2014-07-04

There were several visits to Stornoway by TGI during 2013. 21.03.2013 visit for general maintenance. Following power problems during August TGI visited the site on 19.08.2013 to once again carry out general maintenance and replace the faulty power supply. There was also a visit on 11.12.2013 to change the compressor.

Documentation added 2015-05-18

There is no data for Stornoway for November and December 2014. A pontoon came adrift during storms on 06.11.14 severing all the pneumatic lines so that all channels were lost. TGI were at site 02.12.14 to repair the lines.

Data Authority

Horizon House
Deanery Road