New Waverider Buoy at Maria Island

(Tuesday 1 June 2021)

IMOS has established a new waverider buoy approximately 20km northeast of Maria Island which is providing very useful information on sea conditions on the East Coast. This buoy complements the existing West Coast waverider at Cape Sorell.

TMR broadcasts this information in our Coastal Observations broadcast at sked times in the following format:- Maria Island Waverider Buoy . . . (at 1530 this afternoon): had a combined wave height 1.2 metres, a maximum height 1.7 metres, with a wave period of 8 seconds.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an AVERAGE WAVE PERIOD not the actual wave height at the time given. This applies to Cape Sorell Waverider as well.