The Strait Wind Statistics, November averages since 2006
The graph describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical November. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the darkest shade of blue strongest. It is based on 2147 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to The Strait, located 44 km away (27 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 The Strait blows from the W. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at The Strait. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 12% of the time (4 days each November) and blows offshore 33% of the time (8 days in an average November). During a typical November winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at The Strait
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.