Azurara Wind Statistieken, Herfst gemiddelde vanaf 2006
This chart shows how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions through a typical northern hemisphere autumn. The longest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with the strongest winds shown by dark blue. It is based on 7252 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Azurara, located 28 km away (17 miles). There are too few 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 most common wind at Azurara blows from the WNW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Azurara. On the other hand, 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 northern hemisphere autumn, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 21% of the time (19 days each northern hemisphere autumn) and blows offshore 36% of the time (31 days in an average northern hemisphere autumn). During a typical northern hemisphere autumn winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 5 days at Azurara
IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.