The tide gauge is located at Mumbles lifeboat station with the full tide pressure points mounted close to the end of the lifeboat
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Tide gauge location
The equipment is housed in a heated GRP cabinet within the lifeboat station with the full tide pressure point being mounted on
steelwork attached to a concrete leg of the slipway and the mid-tide pressure point mounted on steelwork directly below the
lifeboat station. All three pressure lines are monitored by the POL data logger.
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark suppored by Ordnance Survey auxilary marks.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
- Environment Agency Wales / Asiantaeth yr Amgylchedd Cymru
1988 – DATARING system installed with two full-tide bubblers
1993 – Tide gauge removed due to refurbishment of the lifeboat station
1994 – DATARING system installed with two full-tide and a mid-tide bubblers
2001 – POL data logger installed connected to the two full-tide measuring systems
2007 – The mid-tide sensor was connected to the POL data logger