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Backyards Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This image shows how often 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 dark blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3439 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Backyards, located 15 km away (9 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 dominant wind at Backyards blows from the SE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Backyards. Converseley, dominant spokes show 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 (the lightest shade of blue) about 4% of the time (1 days each May) and blows offshore just 14% of the time (4 days in an average May). Over an average May wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was forecast for only a single days at Backyards

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