Dorset Coast at West Bay

 

Latest Tidal Level: -0.38m

Current level recorded at 8:30am, Thursday 6th October BST
(7:30am, Thursday 6th October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.128m
(recorded at 8:15am, Thursday 6th October BST)

Important! The levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water.

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.

The usual range of the Dorset Coast at West Bay is between -0.66m and 2.11m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Dorset Coast at West Bay over the past 12 months has been between -0.68m and 2.41m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Dorset Coast at West Bay is 2.97m, reached on Friday 14th 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.

  • Monitoring Station: West Bay
  • Watercourse: Dorset Coast
  • Nearest Town/Village: Bridport
  • Local Authority: West Dorset
  • Ceremonial County: Dorset
  • Coordinates: 50°42'41"N 2°45'46"W (50.711622,-2.762844)
  • OS Grid: SY462904 (346235,90499)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR PP.1PSX
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 5736.7H1
  • Open Location Code: 9C2VP66P+JV
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO80or80
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 44105
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 44105-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: West Dorset Rivers TraC
  • Catchment Area: South West Transitional & Coastal
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Frome Group
  • Environment Agency Region: South West
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

West Bay Harbour
Esplanade, Quayside, Heron Court, Forty Foot Way, Driftwood, George Street, Swains Row, The Old Timberyard, Station Way, Pier Terrace and East Beach in West Bay

No current or recent warnings.

River Brit at West Bay
Forty Foot Way, Quayside, The Kiosks, Station Road, George Street and West Bay Road, West Bay

No current or recent warnings.

River Brit at Riverside and George Street, West Bay
Riverside, and George Street, West Bay

No current or recent warnings.

West Bay Harbour
West Bay Harbour and the tidal stretch of the River Brit

No current or recent warnings.

River Brit at Bothenhampton
West Bay Road, Meadowlands, Buttercup Way and Bramble Drive in Bothenhampton

No current or recent warnings.

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Past Week

Long Term

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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