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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The rose diagram illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal November. The largest 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 3347 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay), located 18 km away (11 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 Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) blows from the W. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay). Converseley, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 4% of the time (1 days each November) and blows offshore just 35% of the time (5 days in an average November). Over an average November winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 10 days at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay)

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