Station Information

Station ID: 802
Latitude: 55.983333
Longitude: -3.166667
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 31
Time span of data: 1956 – 1971
Completeness (%): 81
Date of last update: 04 Aug 1989

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: EDIN
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: leit

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Leith 170/031 RLR(1965) is 11.7m below BM NT27l6 7670

Documentation added 1994-07-21

Gauge employed at Leith were as follows. Data exist from an unknown gauge type in 1949. In January 1954 a Lege stilling well gauge was installed. Harbour works and siltation are reported from 1966 onwards. The Lege was moved to a new site in October 1966 and remained until March 1969. It was moved to another new site in December 1969. A Munro gauge was installed in August 1979 and an Ott in 1980. Since December 1988 data have been taken from a POL-designed potentiometer system attached to the stilling well.

Documentation added 1994-09-16

Ott gauge installed in 1980 was in use until May 1981 1966 and 1969 data unreliable - omitted. Leith is an historic station last data 1971. Gauge was replaced by Leith II id. 1526 as benchmark connection was not possible.

Documentation added 2001-01-02

Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from the University of Nottingham web site: http://ukcogr.iessg.nottingham.ac.uk/~eosi/ for 1961-62 values based on 8 readings per day. For 1982 onwards values based on 24 readings per day.

Data Authority

British Oceanographic Data Centre
National Oceanography Centre
Joseph Proudman Building, 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA