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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This chart illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal May. The largest 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 showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay), located 18 km away (11 miles). There are insufficient 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 dominant wind at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) blows from the W. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay). Converseley, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 8% of the time (2 days each May) and blows offshore 36% of the time (2 days in an average May). Over an average May winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 3 days at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay)

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