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Farewell Spit Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This picture shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical February. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by deep blue. It is based on 2664 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Farewell Spit, located 21 km away (13 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the most common wind at Farewell Spit blows from the WNW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Farewell Spit. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average February, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 11% of the time (3 days each February) and blows offshore 23% of the time (6 days in an average February). During a typical February winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 3 days at Farewell Spit

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