Statistiques de Vent de Awatoto Rivermouth, moyennes sur Novembre depuis 2006
This picture shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical November. The largest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with deep blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 2386 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Awatoto Rivermouth, located 7 km away (4 miles). There are not enough 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 most common wind at Awatoto Rivermouth blows from the ESE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Awatoto Rivermouth. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 19% of the time (6 days each November) and blows offshore 33% of the time (9 days in an average November). During a typical November winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 1 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Awatoto Rivermouth
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.