Story: Weather forecasting

Wind roses

A wind rose is a graphic representation of a locality’s wind climate. These wind roses show the very different weather in different areas of New Zealand, including wind direction, frequency of high winds and average number of calm days each year. Although Nelson and Wellington are on the same latitude, their climates are very different.

Source: E. Brenstrum, The New Zealand weather book. Nelson: Craig Potton, 1998, p. 98.

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather forecasting - Using climate data', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/47384/wind-roses (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jun 2016