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Whitley Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Whitley Bay Wind Statistics, Winter averages since 2006

The figure shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal northern hemisphere winter. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 6325 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2008, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Whitley Bay, located 29 km away (18 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 most common wind at Whitley Bay blows from the NNE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Whitley Bay. By contrast, dominant spokes represent 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 winter, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 3% of the time (3 days each northern hemisphere winter) and blows offshore just 24% of the time (7 days in an average northern hemisphere winter). Over an average northern hemisphere winter winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 6 days at Whitley Bay

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.