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Sandbank Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The graph shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal September. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3360 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Sandbank, located 30 km away (19 miles). There are insufficient 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 dominant wind at Sandbank blows from the ENE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Sandbank. 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 September, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 8% of the time (2 days each September) and blows offshore 12% of the time (4 days in an average September). Over an average September winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 3 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Sandbank

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