Station Information

Station ID: 503
Latitude: 31.216667
Longitude: 29.916667
Coastline code: 330
Station code: 71
Country: EGYPT
Time span of data: 1944 – 2006
Completeness (%): 96
Date of last update: 18 Sep 2013

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: ALEX, ALX2
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: alex3, alex2
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 807: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 807: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1997-10-01

Analysis of Suez Canal data is described by F.M.Eid, S.H.Sharaf El-Din and K.A.Alam El-Din, "Sea-level variation along the Suez Canal",Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 44, 613-619, 1997. The data 1944-89 is from a float gauge located in the western harbour. These data were provided by Dr. Omran E Frihy of the Coastal Research Institute, Alexandria.

Documentation added 2012-10-04

Data for 1944-1989 are from the harbour float gauge located in the Western Harbour and were supplied by Dr. Omran E. Frihy of the Coastal Research Institute of Alexandria. The continuation of the Alexandria data 1990-2006 from the same gauge was supplied by Prof. Mohamed Said of the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) Alexandria.

Documentation added 2013-09-18

The original data supplied by Frihy were referred to Land Survey Datum (LSD). The Said data on the otherhand referred to datum TGZ. When the two series were amalgamated the difference between the two datums 0.338m was subtracted from the Said dataset. Therefore the whole series now refers to the LSD datum.

Data Authority

Coastal Research Institute
15 El Pharaana Street
El Shallalat
21514 Alexandria