Redbill Beach Wind Statistics, September averages since 2006
This chart describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal September. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2160 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Redbill Beach, located 23 km away (14 miles). There are too few 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 Redbill Beach blows from the E. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Redbill Beach. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate 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 September, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 4% of the time (1 days each September) and blows offshore just 22% of the time (6 days in an average September). Over an average September wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Redbill Beach
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.