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Albatross Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The figure illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical October. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 3471 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Albatross, located 53 km away (33 miles). There are too few 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 most common wind at Albatross blows from the SSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Albatross. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average October, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 8% of the time (2 days each October) and blows offshore 44% of the time (7 days in an average October). In a typical October winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at Albatross

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