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Ripps Reef Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The rose diagram describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal January. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue suggests the strength, with the darkest shade of blue showing the strongest winds. It is based on 3364 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Ripps Reef, located 31 km away (19 miles). There are too few 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 most common wind at Ripps Reef blows from the NE. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Ripps Reef. On the other hand, dominant spokes show favoured directions, and the more dark 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 (light blue) about 2% of the time (1 days each January) and blows offshore just 3% of the time (1 days in an average January). Over an average January winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 3 days at Ripps Reef

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Also see Ripps Reef surf stats

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