The tide gauge is located within the Port Control building on West Pier, Newhaven. The pressure points are located on the pier
wall, south west of the Port Control building. The anemometer and wind vane are located on the signals mast as shown.
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Tide gauge location
The equipment which is housed in the switch room of the Port Control building consists of an Ott pneumatic gauge and a pneumatic
bubbler system. The bubbler system supplies two full-tide pressure points which are mounted on steelwork attached to the pier wall.
All three pressure lines, wind speed and direction are monitored by the POL data logger.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
- Newhaven Port, port control
1990 – DATARING and bubbler system installed
1990 – Ott pneumatic gauge installed
1991 – Bubbler system removed due to harbour works
1992 – Bubbler system reinstated
1998 – Wind speed and direction instruments installed
2002 – POL data logger installed