Shipwrecks (Nusa Lembongan) Wind Statistics, September averages since 2006
The graph describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal September. 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 1920 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Shipwrecks (Nusa Lembongan), located 37 km away (23 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 prevailing wind at Shipwrecks (Nusa Lembongan) blows from the SSW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Shipwrecks (Nusa Lembongan). Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark 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 (light blue) about 10% of the time (3 days each September) and blows offshore 93% of the time (19 days in an average September). Over an average September winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 2 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Shipwrecks (Nusa Lembongan)
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.