GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Wellington

The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.

Until a new version is available, the tide gauge station list below from the last version of the Handbook provides links to further details about each tide gauge in the GLOSS Core Network. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the information. Click column headings to sort the table.


Station information

Gloss number101
Station nameWellington
CountryNew Zealand
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-41.17
Longitude (+ve E)174.47
Observation periods1944-
Responsible countryNew Zealand
Authority responsible for tide gaugeEnvironmental Monitoring and Investigation, Greater Wellington Regional Council, P O Box 11-646, Wellington
GLOSS contactNew Zealand
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
High frequency data at UHSLCData 071a Document 071a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM K80/4, a stainless steel pin in concrete in the alley between the Prudential Building and the CBA Building in Lambton Quay.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 3.917m below BM K80/4 (TGBM)
TGZ = 0.902m below New City Datum
TGZ = 3.002m below BM K80/1
Auxiliary benchmarksBM K80/1 - a stainless steel pin in concrete under iron cover in Featherston Street at the intersection with Lambton Quay.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 500 RLR 221
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodExtended harmonic
PSMSL code221
Other relevant codesUHSLC 071
Additional information
Other relevant informationWellington Harbour has (May 1990) installed a new gauge. UHF telemetry to Wellington Regional Council Offices where they are logged on a Vax system. Data processing using proprietery software. Conversion is available to other formats. Has GPS
Nearest Met. stationNZ Met. Service, Wellington
Last updated11 December 2002