Station Information

Station ID: 524
Latitude: 70.374978
Longitude: 31.104015
Coastline code: 40
Station code: 1
Country: NORWAY
Time span of data: 1947 – 2023
Completeness (%): 71
Date of last update: 18 Jan 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: VARS, VAR1
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: vard
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 805: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 805: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Vardo 040/001 RLR(1964) is 8.9m above BM 03N9

Documentation added 1993-07-29

Value for January 1964 is anomalously low (data checked to be as received from authority).

Documentation added 1995-03-30

Tide gauge network modernised, new equipment installed in 1989

Documentation added 2009-01-28

Following the input of revised data values station made Metric awaiting datum information.

Documentation added 2009-04-06

2007/8 mean sea level values entered as METRIC only awaiting confirmation of a datum query. Values for July and August 2008 suspect due to malfunction a the gauge data to be reviewed and revised if necessary.

Documentation added 2009-10-29

The Norwegian Mapping Authority have revised their datasets. Whole dataset for Vardo now refers to TGBM O3 N18 3.921m above TGZ. A value for RLR 2008 was calculated. The revised RLR factor is now 4.179m. RLR (2008) is 8.1m below TGBM O3 N18.

Documentation added 2012-09-05

For information on sea level change along the Norwegian coast see paper "Contributions to sea level variability along the Norwegian coast for 1960-2010" by K. Rchter, J.E.O. Nilsen and H. Drange.

Documentation added 2013-07-16

Previously data for 1964 was flagged - see comments above. However, with a longer record this data appears to be correct. The flags have been removed.

Documentation added 2018-01-30

Using updated values supplied by the Norwegian Mapping Authority datapoint for November 2007 has been revised. Data for the period 2011-2014 has also been revised.

Data Authority

Norwegian Mapping Authority
Hydrographic Service
Po. Box 60
4001 Stavanger