World’s biggest wave recorded

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

A mighty wave towering 19 metres  at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland has become the highest ever recorded.

Data from an automated buoy showed that it rose to 19 metres in the North Atlantic.

That is taller than a six-storey building! The wave occurred after a “very strong” cold front had barrelled through the area, producing winds up of 43.8 knots (80 km an hour).

The previous record for the tallest wave was 18.3m, also in the North Atlantic in December 2007.

Automated buoys are vital tools for oceanographers, sending back data on sea currents, temperatures and swells for seafarers, climate researchers and others.


13 Responses

  1. WOW that is an enormous wave but how did you get the right info because it could’ve been 21 or even 25 metres? How do you even register the info?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and this year...
Twenty-six-year-old Kalpana Balan from India, has clinched a coveted spot...
At the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo...
In a delightful twist of literary history, a library book,...

World & National News

In a departure from recent trends, Walt Disney Studios is...
Hands down, we all love school holidays, that’s a given....
Imagine living in a super pretty town and finding out...
The Wellington Phoenix are having a fantastic time in the...