Inner Cut Wind Statistics, June averages since 2006
The graph illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical June. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 1680 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2008, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Inner Cut, located 35 km away (22 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 Inner Cut blows from the NW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Inner Cut. By contrast, 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 June, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 16% of the time (5 days each June) and blows offshore 31% of the time (2 days in an average June). During a typical June wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Inner Cut
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.