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Tide at Whitby

Latest Tidal Level


At 4:45pm, Friday 29th September BST
(3:45pm, Friday 29th September GMT)

Above normal for this location

Rising, 0.030 from previous measurement at 4:30pm, Friday 29th September 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

North Sea at Whitby Harbour

Flood Warning

North Sea coast from Staithes to Whitby including tidal River Esk

Flood Alert

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Tidal River Esk from Ruswarp weir downstream to Whitby Bridge (A171)

No current or recent warnings.

River Esk from Briggswath to Ruswarp

No current or recent warnings.

North Sea at Sandsend

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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Important! If you are planning to retrieve the csv data automatically, you must read and understand the limitations on the data and its availability.

Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Whitby
  • Watercourse: Tide
  • Nearest Town/Village: Whitby
  • Local Authority: Scarborough
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 54°29'23"N 0°36'52"W (54.489967,-0.614597)
  • OS Grid: NZ 8984 1140 (489840,511399)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR SJ4J.Q7
  • Mapcode (Global): WHG9Y.JDKR
  • Open Location Code: 9C6XF9QP+X5
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO94ql67
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E71039
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E71039-level-tidal_level-Mean-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Esk
  • Catchment Area: Esk and Coast
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ouse (Yorkshire)
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • 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 Tide at Whitby is between -2.22m and 3.03m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Tide at Whitby over the past 12 months has been between -2.33m and 3.26m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Tide at Whitby is 4.70m, reached on Tuesday 28th January 2014 at 3:00pm.

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 Tide

There are no other monitored rivers nearby

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