Station Information

Station ID: 483
Latitude: 42.238
Longitude: -8.731
Coastline code: 200
Station code: 41
Country: SPAIN
Time span of data: 1943 – 2018
Completeness (%): 98
Date of last update: 05 Mar 2019

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 - date unknown

No BM information but data seems homogeneous

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Vigo 200/041 RLR(1963) is 8.4m below BM

Documentation added 1999-08-12

All data for 1943-87 replaced with revised set for 1943-91 The RLR definition was redefined on receipt of revised data and additional datum and BM details. BM now is BM NAPG - 800.5.29m above TGZ. RLR (1997) is 9.6m below BM NAPG - 800. RLR factor is 4.310m

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 2008-12-15

Complete dataset updated using revised values supplied by Maria Jesus (IEO). Previous values copied and stored in file.

Documentation added 2014-09-03

Using values from a listing recently supplied by IEO the co-ordinates for Vigo have been revised.

Documentation added 2016-03-01

IEO have supplied a revised dataset for Vigo. Some time ago the TGZ at Vigo changed but IEO continued to supply the data referenced to the previous TGZ to the PSMSL for continuity. To avoid problems in the future they have now decided to supply the revised dataset and reference information. The datum remains TGZ(new)with primary benchmark NAPG-470 4.83m abone TGZ. The RLR diagram has been revised to accommodate these changes. RLR factor is now 4.870m

Data Authority

Instituto Español de Oceanografía
Corazón de María, 8
28002, Madrid