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Atlantic Beach Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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The figure describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical May. 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 3440 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Atlantic Beach, located 31 km away (19 miles). There are too few 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 prevailing wind at Atlantic Beach blows from the SSE. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Atlantic Beach. 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 May, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 5% of the time (2 days each May) and blows offshore 16% of the time (5 days in an average May). During a typical May wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was predicted for only a single days at Atlantic Beach

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