Anna Bay-Morna Point Wind Statistics, Spring averages since 2006
This image shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical southern hemisphere spring. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the strongest winds shown by deep blue. It is based on 7252 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Anna Bay-Morna Point, located 25 km away (16 miles). There are too few recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Without question some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.
According to the model, the prevailing wind at Anna Bay-Morna Point blows from the ESE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Anna Bay-Morna Point. On the other hand, 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 southern hemisphere spring, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 5% of the time (5 days each southern hemisphere spring) and blows offshore 38% of the time (19 days in an average southern hemisphere spring). During a typical southern hemisphere spring winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Anna Bay-Morna 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.