Angourie Point Wind Statistics, Autumn averages since 2006
The graph illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical southern hemisphere autumn. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by the darkest shade of blue. It is based on 6580 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Angourie Point, located 13 km away (8 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 Angourie Point blows from the E. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Angourie Point. On the other hand, 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 southern hemisphere autumn, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 11% of the time (10 days each southern hemisphere autumn) and blows offshore 25% of the time (23 days in an average southern hemisphere autumn). In a typical southern hemisphere autumn wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Angourie Point
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.