Law Street Wind Statistics, All Year averages since 2006
The figure describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical year. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with deep blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 26356 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Law Street, located 31 km away (19 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. No doubt some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.
According to the model, the prevailing wind at Law Street blows from the WSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Law Street. Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average year, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 21% of the time (77 days each year) and blows offshore 27% of the time (95 days in an average year). During a typical year wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Law Street
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.