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River Taw at Barnstaple Tide Gauge

Latest Tidal Level


At 1:00pm, Sunday 16th June BST
(12:00pm, Sunday 16th June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Rising, 0.640 from previous measurement at 12:00pm, Sunday 16th June BST

This is a tidal level, measured from mean sea level rather than from the river bed. It can, therefore, be negative, and does not give any indication of water depth. Tidal levels are not necessarily updated frequently, and may not reflect tidal movements throughout the day.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

North Devon coast at Barnstaple

No current or recent warnings.

North Devon coast from Hartland Point to Lynmouth

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Yeo at Barnstaple

No current or recent warnings.

Bradiford Water at Bradiford

No current or recent warnings.

North Devon coast at Pilton, The Strand and Rock Park in Barnstaple

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Long Term Level Chart

Darker blue shaded areas on long term data indicate maximum and minimum levels for the date (you may need to zoom in closer to see them).

Long term data may have gaps where the API data was not available.

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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Barnstaple Tide Gauge
  • Watercourse: River Taw
  • Nearest Town/Village: Barnstaple
  • Local Authority: North Devon
  • Ceremonial County: Devon
  • Coordinates: 51°4'48"N 4°3'52"W (51.080046,-4.064537)
  • OS Grid: SS5548033220 (255480,133220)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR KQ.DB4N
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 26C8.JB2
  • Open Location Code: 9C3Q3WJP+25
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO71xb29
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 50198
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 50198-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • River Levels Online ID: 9013
  • Water Information System ID: SS53F010
  • Operational Area: Taw and North Devon Streams
  • Catchment Area: North Devon
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Taw and Torridge
  • Environment Agency Region: South West
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

Please note: Geographic coordinates may reflect the access point for the gauge, and not the precise location in the watercourse that it is taking readings from.

The usual range of the River Taw at Barnstaple Tide Gauge is between 0.33m and 4.85m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Taw at Barnstaple Tide Gauge over the past 12 months has been between 0.15m and 5.30m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Taw at Barnstaple Tide Gauge is 5.74m, reached on Saturday 1st February 2014 at 7:15pm.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

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