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TCs Wind Stats

Wind Stats

(% offshore)
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All Swells

(any wind direction)

This chart describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal May. The largest 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 strongest. It is based on 3430 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to TCs, located 29 km away (18 miles). There are not enough 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 dominant wind at TCs blows from the SW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at TCs. On the other hand, 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 May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 31% of the time (10 days each May) and blows offshore 33% of the time (10 days in an average May). Over an average May wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at TCs

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