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Francis Beach Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This image illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal February. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2664 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Francis Beach, located 8 km away (5 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 most common wind at Francis Beach blows from the W. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Francis Beach. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical February, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 22% of the time (6 days each February) and blows offshore 33% of the time (9 days in an average February). Over an average February wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was forecast for only a single days at Francis Beach

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