Essex Coast at Clacton Pier


Latest Tidal Level: -0.924m

Current level recorded at 4:30am, Friday 9th December GMT

Change from previous measurement: 0.215m
(recorded at 4:30am, Thursday 8th December GMT)

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 Essex Coast at Clacton Pier is between -1.73m and 2.31m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Essex Coast at Clacton Pier over the past 12 months has been between -2.31m and 3.13m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Essex Coast at Clacton Pier is 3.76m, reached on Friday 6th December 2013 at 1:30am.

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: Clacton Pier
  • Watercourse: Essex Coast
  • Nearest Town/Village: Clacton-On-Sea
  • Local Authority:
  • Ceremonial County: Essex
  • Coordinates: 51°47'5"N 1°9'25"E (51.784824,1.156997)
  • OS Grid: TM 17845 14287 (617844,214289)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR TR5.5B6
  • Mapcode (Global): VHLD5.0DJL
  • Open Location Code: 9F33Q5M4+WQ
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01ns88
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E24861
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E24861-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Essex TraC
  • Catchment Area: Anglian Transitional & Coastal
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Essex Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

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