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St Mikes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.7

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St Mikes Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The graph illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical January. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the strongest winds shown by dark blue. It is based on 3364 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to St Mikes, located 42 km away (26 miles). There are insufficient recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3. According to the model, the prevailing wind at St Mikes blows from the SSW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at St Mikes. By contrast, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average January, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 2% of the time (1 days each January) and blows offshore just 3% of the time (1 days in an average January). In a typical January winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 2 days at St Mikes

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