Ahu Ahu Road Wind Statistics, November averages since 2006
This image describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical November. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2387 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Ahu Ahu Road, located 17 km away (11 miles). There are insufficient 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 most common wind at Ahu Ahu Road blows from the WSW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Ahu Ahu Road. Converseley, dominant spokes represent 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 (light blue) about 10% of the time (3 days each November) and blows offshore 23% of the time (7 days in an average November). During a typical November wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Ahu Ahu Road
IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.