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Faria Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The graph shows how commonly 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 the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 2664 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Faria, located 38 km away (24 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the most common wind at Faria blows from the WSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Faria. Converseley, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep 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 21% of the time (6 days each February) and blows offshore 31% of the time (2 days in an average February). During a typical February wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Faria

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