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Paignton Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This picture illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal December. 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 showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2953 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Paignton, located 40 km away (25 miles). There are not enough 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 Paignton blows from the E. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Paignton. 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 December, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 0.5% of the time (0 days each December) and blows offshore just 0.7% of the time (0 days in an average December). Over an average December winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 1 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Paignton

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