Lincoln City Nelscott Reef Wind Statistics, June averages since 2006
The graph describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal June. 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 dark blue. It is based on 1834 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Lincoln City Nelscott Reef, located 38 km away (24 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 dominant wind at Lincoln City Nelscott Reef blows from the W. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Lincoln City Nelscott Reef. 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. During a typical June, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 12% of the time (4 days each June) and blows offshore 13% of the time (4 days in an average June). Over an average June wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Lincoln City Nelscott Reef
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.