This chart shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal year. The biggest 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 20060 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to La Coronilla, located 12 km away (7 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 dominant wind at La Coronilla blows from the SE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at La Coronilla. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical year, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 6% of the time (22 days each year) and blows offshore 19% of the time (62 days in an average year). Over an average year winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 15 days at La Coronilla
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.