North Sea at Kirkwall Tide Gauge


Current River Level: 0.265m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 5:45am, Friday 18th October BST
(4:45am, Friday 18th October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.091m
(recorded at 5:30am, Friday 18th October BST)

The normal level of the North Sea at Kirkwall Tide Gauge in average weather conditions is between -1.03m and 2.27m. It has been between these levels for at least 145 days in the past year.

The usual range of the North Sea at Kirkwall Tide Gauge in more extreme weather conditions is between -1.44m and 2.36m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The highest level ever recorded at the North Sea at Kirkwall Tide Gauge is 2.45m, reached on Friday 7th December 2018 at 10:00pm.

  • Monitoring Station: Kirkwall Tide Gauge
  • SEPA Location ID: 536545
  • SEPA Gauge ID: 536545
  • Watercourse: North Sea
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Orkneys
  • Nearest Town/Village:
  • Local Authority: Orkney Islands
  • Ceremonial County: Orkney

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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