Estadísticas de Viento para Awakino River Mouth, Promedio de Otoño desde 2006
The figure shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 6580 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Awakino River Mouth, located 21 km away (13 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.
According to the model, the prevailing wind at Awakino River Mouth blows from the W. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Awakino River Mouth. Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average southern hemisphere autumn, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 16% of the time (15 days each southern hemisphere autumn) and blows offshore 36% of the time (5 days in an average southern hemisphere autumn). In a typical southern hemisphere autumn winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Awakino River Mouth
IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.