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Helmsdale at Kilphedir

Current River Level


At 11:15pm, Tuesday 18th June BST
(10:15pm, Tuesday 18th June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 11:00pm, Tuesday 18th June BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Helmsdale to Embo

No current or recent warnings.

Lybster to Dunbeath

No current or recent warnings.

Portmahomack to Inver

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).

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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Kilphedir
  • Watercourse: Helmsdale
  • Nearest Town/Village:
  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Ceremonial County: Sutherland
  • Coordinates: 58°8'29"N 3°42'10"W (58.14138911,-3.702814019)
  • OS Grid: NC9984818206 (299848,918206)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR K776.DLJ
  • Mapcode (Global): WH5DL.3M0L
  • Open Location Code: 9CCR47RW+HV
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO88dd53
  • SEPA Location ID: 234253
  • SEPA Gauge ID: 234253
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Helmsdale Group
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 16.99m 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 Helmsdale at Kilphedir is between 0.69m and 2.56m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Helmsdale at Kilphedir over the past 12 months has been between 0.74m and 2.47m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Helmsdale at Kilphedir is 3.28m, reached on Wednesday 6th October 1993 at 10:00pm.

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

View the catchment for Helmsdale at Kilphedir.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitoring stations on the Helmsdale

There are no other monitored rivers nearby

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