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North Shields Monitoring Station

Latest Tidal Level


At 4:15pm, Thursday 8th June BST
(3:15pm, Thursday 8th June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Rising, 0.240 from previous measurement at 4:00pm, Thursday 8th June BST

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.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Tyne estuary at North Shields, South Shields and Howdon Pans

No current or recent warnings.

Tyne estuary

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

North Sea at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth

No current or recent warnings.

Tyne estuary at Newcastle Quayside, Low Walker, Lower Derwenthaugh Industrial Estate and Willington

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: North Shields
  • Watercourse:
  • Nearest Town/Village:
  • Local Authority: North Tyneside
  • Ceremonial County: Tyne & Wear
  • Coordinates: 55°0'26"N 1°26'23"W (55.00744,-1.43978)
  • OS Grid: NZ 35928 68243 (435928,568243)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR LBDJ.2S
  • Mapcode (Global): WHD4R.VDKK
  • Open Location Code: 9C7W2H46+X3
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO95ga71
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E70924
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E70924-level-tidal_level-Mean-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Tyne Lower and Estuary
  • Catchment Area: Tyne
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Tyne (Northumberland)

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 North Shields Monitoring Station is between 0.34m and 5.46m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the North Shields Monitoring Station over the past 12 months has been between 0.19m and 5.46m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitored rivers nearby

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