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BBC Wind Stats

Wind Stats

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This picture illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal July. 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 3720 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to BBC, located 25 km away (16 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 BBC blows from the S. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at BBC. By contrast, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more the darkest shade of blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical July, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (light blue) about 0.7% of the time (0 days each July) and blows offshore just 89% of the time (28 days in an average July). Over an average July winds stronger than >40kph (25mph) are expected on 9 days at BBC

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