Suffolk Coast at Orford Ness


Latest Tidal Level: 0.706m

Current level recorded at 5:30am, Saturday 3rd December GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.467m
(recorded at 8:30pm, Friday 2nd December GMT)

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.

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.

The usual range of the Suffolk Coast at Orford Ness is between -1.08m and 1.57m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Suffolk Coast at Orford Ness over the past 12 months has been between -1.19m and 2.13m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Suffolk Coast at Orford Ness is 3.04m, reached on Friday 6th December 2013 at 2:00am.

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.

  • Monitoring Station: Orford Ness
  • Watercourse: Suffolk Coast
  • Nearest Town/Village: Orford
  • Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal
  • Ceremonial County: Suffolk
  • Coordinates: 52°5'22"N 1°32'26"E (52.08954,1.540693)
  • OS Grid: TM 42651 49382 (642651,249382)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR XRT.SFZ
  • Mapcode (Global): VHM88.NRC0
  • Open Location Code: 9F433GQR+R7
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO02sc41
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E24826
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E24826-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Suffolk TraC
  • Catchment Area: Anglian Transitional & Coastal
  • UK Hydrometric Area: East Suffolk Rivers
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

The Suffolk coast from Orford Ness to Bawdsey
The Suffolk coast from Orford Ness to Bawdsey, including Butley and Shingle Street

No current or recent warnings.

The Suffolk coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey
The Suffolk coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey, including the Blyth and Alde and Ore estuaries

No current or recent warnings.

Snape and Iken
Snape, Iken and surrounding marshland

No current or recent warnings.

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