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Portballintrae Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This chart describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal January. The biggest 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 3364 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2007, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Portballintrae, located 31 km away (19 miles). There are not enough 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 most common wind at Portballintrae blows from the WNW. If the rose plot shows a nearly round shape, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Portballintrae. By contrast, dominant spokes represent favoured directions, and the more deep 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 (the lightest shade of blue) about 1.9% of the time (1 days each January) and blows offshore just 22% of the time (7 days in an average January). Over an average January winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 11 days at Portballintrae

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