When the wind blows from one particular direction it whistles or howls around our house. That’s very tiring.
This morning my Netatmo weather station tells me this chilly wind is coming from a roughly southerly direction.
The sustained speeds are generally between 10 and 20 Kph, while gusts are up to the low-40s, though as I write that’s escalated to the mid-60s.
Interested in the bigger picture though, I turned to the EarthWindMap.
I love how the map shows so clearly how wind flows are affected by geographical features, sweeping through Cook Strait between the islands, for example.
If you click on the word
Earth in the lower left corner of the wind map various controls are displayed. Hover over a particular item to see information about it. For example, the RH overlay is for Relative Humidity. Click on the word
Earth again to hide the controls. Click on a specific place on the map to see details of the location, wind speed and direction and other information.
On a Mac laptop scroll on the trackpad with two fingers — up to zoom out and down to zoom in.