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River Levels

Western Yar at Freshwater RL

Current River Level


At 6:00pm, Friday 21st June BST
(5:00pm, Friday 21st June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 5:45pm, Friday 21st June 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.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Freshwater on the Western Yar

No current or recent warnings.

Isle of Wight coast

No current or recent warnings.

Western Yar

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

No current or recent warnings.

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

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: Freshwater RL
  • Watercourse: Western Yar
  • Nearest Town/Village: Freshwater
  • Local Authority: Isle of Wight
  • Ceremonial County: Isle of Wight
  • Coordinates: 50°40'57"N 1°31'4"W (50.682683,-1.517797)
  • OS Grid: SZ3416387114 (434163,87114)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 793.12T
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 77Q8.LHH
  • Open Location Code: 9C2WMFMJ+3V
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO90fq73
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E14690
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E14690-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • River Levels Online ID: 9196
  • Water Information System ID: 50501003
  • Operational Area: Isle of Wight Rivers
  • Catchment Area: Isle of Wight
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Isle of Wight
  • Environment Agency Region: Southern
  • 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 Western Yar at Freshwater RL is between 0.05m and 1.02m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Western Yar at Freshwater RL over the past 12 months has been between 0.80m and 0.92m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Western Yar at Freshwater RL is 1.39m, reached on Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 11:30am.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitoring stations on the Western Yar

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