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Machir Bay (Islay) Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This chart describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal November. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the darkest shade of blue strongest. It is based on 3347 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Machir Bay (Islay), located 25 km away (16 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 prevailing wind at Machir Bay (Islay) blows from the W. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Machir Bay (Islay). By contrast, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 4% of the time (1 days each November) and blows offshore just 20% of the time (6 days in an average November). Over an average November winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 10 days at Machir Bay (Islay)

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