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Rapid Creek - Reef Wind Stats

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This chart illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical March. The largest 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 strongest. It is based on 3458 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Rapid Creek - Reef, located 56 km away (35 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 most common wind at Rapid Creek - Reef blows from the W. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Rapid Creek - Reef. By contrast, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average March, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 19% of the time (6 days each March) and blows offshore 25% of the time (1 days in an average March). In a typical March winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 1 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Rapid Creek - Reef

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