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Wave Buoy


Site Info:
The wave buoy is located 13 km off Pukehina Beach in a central position within the curve of the Bay of Plenty.

Significant wave height is an average measurement of the largest third of waves. Significant wave height corresponds well to visual estimates of wave height.

Maximum wave height is the largest wave recorded (peak to trough).

Significant wave period is the average time it takes for a wave to pass the wave buoy.

Wave direction is the direction from which the wave arrives at the buoy. This is shown as degrees from North in a clockwise direction. For example, a wave arriving from the east will have a wave direction of 90 degrees.

Sea surface temperature is measured from a sensor mounted near the base of the wave buoy (approximately 0.5 m below the sea surface).

The Swell Map model describes the sea state in the Bay of Plenty in near real time. The model should be used as a complementary source of information to augment traditional meteorological data and forecasts.
Grid Reference: V14: 290 832
Elevation (m): 0
Other Info: Historical Data Summaries (9.73 MB)
Rainfall Summary Report

Latest Summary

Sensor Latest Sample Latest Value (NZST) Alarm Status
Average Wave Height 0.40 metres24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Max Wave Height 0.97 metres24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Sig. Wave Height 0.66 metres24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Sig. Wave Period 9.6 secs24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Mean Period 6.4 secs24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Peak Period 10.0 secs24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Mean Mag. Dir. 45 degrees24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A
Water Temperature 19.5 deg. C24-Apr-2014 01:00N/A

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Disclaimer

Real-time data available on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council web site are provisional data that have not been reviewed or edited in any way. This data may be subject to significant change before being reviewed and archived for subsequent use.

Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety, or the conduct of business that involves monetary or operational consequences.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, its employees and external suppliers of data, while providing this information in good faith, accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury in value to any person, service or otherwise resulting from its use.