Water Temperature Buoy Observations : Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island
NOTE: Click on the plot below for data at a specific time.
NOTE: This instrument does not report in real-time. New data are retrieved periodically.
start date: : temperature: wave height: wind: rain: currents:
Disclaimer: Near real-time data have not been quality controlled.
Disclaimer: Data are released in compliance with real-time quality control standards.
Disclaimer: Real-time data are provided as raw and unaltered. Results of quality control checks are provided within the data set.
The PacIOOS wave buoy off Hilo (CDIP #188; NDBC #51206) measures water temperature northeast of Hilo Harbor approximately 4 miles (6 km) offshore of Leleiwi Point on the windward (eastern) coast of Hawaiʻi Island (Big Island) in the State of Hawaiʻi. Data are transmitted every half hour. The temperature sensor is located at the base of the 0.9 meter spherical buoy, approximately 45 cm or 18 inches below the ocean surface.
The Hilo wave buoy is owned and managed by PacIOOS. The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provided the initial funding to purchase this buoy. Data are managed by the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Long-term partnerships between PacIOOS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and CDIP enable data streaming into the PacIOOS website and PacIOOS Voyager.
View the latest Wave Observations from the PacIOOS wave buoy off Hilo, Hawaiʻi.