The tide gauge is located in a concrete building next to the dock entrance, the pressure points being located behind fender piles
on the north seaward side of the dock gates. The wind speed and direction instruments are mounted at the top of the mast
(instruments not shown) located next to the Tide Gauge building.
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Tide gauge location
The tide gauge consists of a pneumatic bubbler system supplying two full tide pressure points. Both pressure lines, wind speed and
direction are monitored by the POL data logger.
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
- Environment Agency, North West Region
1992 – DATARING system installed with full-tide pressure points
1997 – Wind speed and direction instruments installed
2000 – POL data logger installed