Statistiques de Vent de Anse a La Gourde, moyennes sur Juin depuis 2006
This picture shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal June. The longest 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 2306 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Anse a La Gourde, located 35 km away (22 miles). There are insufficient 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 Anse a La Gourde blows from the E. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Anse a La Gourde. On the other hand, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical June, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 0% of the time (0 days each June) and blows offshore just 0.2% of the time (0 days in an average June). Over an average June winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 10 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Anse a La Gourde
IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.