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Exe Estuary at Lympstone

Latest Tidal Level

0.390m

At 4:00am, Tuesday 31st January GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 10:15pm, Monday 30th January GMT


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.

Nearby Flood Warning Areas

South Devon coast at Exmouth

No current or recent warnings.

South Devon coast at Starcross and Cockwood

No current or recent warnings.

South Devon coast within the Exe estuary, including Dawlish Warren

No current or recent warnings.

South Devon coast at Topsham

No current or recent warnings.

South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Seaton

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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Note: CSV data will include any outlying values that have been ignored by our graphing system as probably erroneous (eg, because they are ridiculously high compared to the values either side of them). It is your responsibility to filter these out if necessary.

Important! If you are planning to retrieve the csv data automatically, you must read and understand the limitations on the data and its availability.

Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Lympstone
  • Watercourse: Exe Estuary
  • Nearest Town/Village: Lympstone
  • Local Authority: East Devon
  • Ceremonial County: Devon
  • Coordinates: 50°38'52"N 3°25'54"W (50.648044,-3.431911)
  • OS Grid: SX988841 (298860,84130)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR P3.RW61
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 37PC.BSV
  • Open Location Code: 9C2RJHX9+66
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO80gp85
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 50180
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 50180-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Clyst and Culm
  • Catchment Area: East Devon
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Exe Group
  • Environment Agency Region: South West

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 Exe Estuary at Lympstone is between 0.28m and 2.22m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Exe Estuary at Lympstone over the past 12 months has been between 0.14m and 2.73m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Exe Estuary at Lympstone is 3.24m, reached on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at 10:00pm.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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