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Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The graph shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3422 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay, located 16 km away (10 miles). There are too few 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 Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay blows from the S. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay. 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 May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 9% of the time (3 days each May) and blows offshore 33% of the time (10 days in an average May). In a typical May winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay

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