Statistiques de Vent de Awakino River Mouth, moyennes sur Janvier depuis 2006
This image illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal 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 deep blue. It is based on 2372 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Awakino River Mouth, located 21 km away (13 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 Awakino River Mouth blows from the WSW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Awakino River Mouth. 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 January, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 13% of the time (4 days each January) and blows offshore 27% of the time (1 days in an average January). Over an average January wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Awakino River Mouth
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.