La Pepita (Mar del Plata) Wind Statistics, November averages since 2006
This picture describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal November. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 2147 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to La Pepita (Mar del Plata), located 4 km away (2 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 Pepita (Mar del Plata) blows from the ESE. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at La Pepita (Mar del Plata). Converseley, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 6% of the time (2 days each November) and blows offshore 20% of the time (6 days in an average November). Over an average November wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at La Pepita (Mar del Plata)
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.