Playa de San Lorenzo Wind Statistics, Summer averages since 2006
The rose diagram illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal northern hemisphere summer. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with dark blue strongest. It is based on 6880 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Playa de San Lorenzo, located 53 km away (33 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.
According to the model, the dominant wind at Playa de San Lorenzo blows from the NW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Playa de San Lorenzo. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical northern hemisphere summer, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 17% of the time (15 days each northern hemisphere summer) and blows offshore 20% of the time (9 days in an average northern hemisphere summer). Over an average northern hemisphere summer winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 4 days at Playa de San Lorenzo
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.