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Matosinhos Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This image shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical November. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 3347 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Matosinhos, located 32 km away (20 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 dominant wind at Matosinhos blows from the WNW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Matosinhos. By contrast, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 14% of the time (4 days each November) and blows offshore 32% of the time (9 days in an average November). During a typical November winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 3 days at Matosinhos

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