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Turtles Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The rose diagram describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue indicates the strength, with the darkest shade of blue strongest. It is based on 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Turtles, located 26 km away (16 miles). There are not enough 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 prevailing wind at Turtles blows from the SSW. If the rose diagram shows a close to circular outline, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Turtles. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more deep blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. Over an average May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (pale blue) about 12% of the time (4 days each May) and blows offshore 88% of the time (28 days in an average May). During a typical May winds exceeding >40kph (25mph) are not expected, but 7 have winds on the range 30-40 (19-25) at Turtles

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