Guest blog from the North East Coastal Observatory.

Did you know that the North East Coastal Observatory operates three wave buoys along the north east coast of England, two of which are located off Scarborough and Whitby? Those with a keen eye will be able to spot the Scarborough wave buoy from the South Cliff Gardens. Be sure to scan the sea for the yellow buoy on your next visit!

Wave buoy off Scarborough
Wave Buoy off Scarborough

The Directional Waverider buoys measure wave height, wave direction and sea surface temperature. If you’re curious as to what the sea is doing, day or night, real-time wave data from the Scarborough and Whitby buoys.

Data from the buoys is used to provide information towards storm forecasting and for the modelling for coastal defence management and schemes.


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