A weather buoy has recorded a wave of 62.3ft (19 metres) that occurred in the North Atlantic somewhere between Great Britain and Iceland. According to the World Meterological Organisation (WMO), this is now the largest wave ever to be recorded by a buoy.
“This is the first time we have ever measured a wave of 19 meters. It is a remarkable record,” said WMO Assistant Secretary-General Wenjian Zhang in a press release. “It highlights the importance of meteorological and ocean observations and forecasts to ensure the safety of the global maritime industry and to protect the lives of crew and passengers on busy shipping lanes.”