El Comedor Wind Statistics, Autumn averages since 2006
The graph shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal northern hemisphere autumn. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the strongest winds shown by dark blue. It is based on 6642 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to El Comedor, located 40 km away (25 miles). There are insufficient 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 El Comedor blows from the NNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at El Comedor. Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical northern hemisphere autumn, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 12% of the time (11 days each northern hemisphere autumn) and blows offshore 15% of the time (14 days in an average northern hemisphere autumn). Over an average northern hemisphere autumn wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was forecast for only a single days at El Comedor
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.