ACT State of the Environment 2007

Indicator: Weather – Wind

See also: | Rainfall | Temperature | Sunshine | Relative humidity | Evaporation |

Figure 1 indicates the trends in the hourly wind run per month at 2 meters (m). While 2003, 2005 and 2007 were just above average, 2004 was windier over most months. Although 2006 was close to average, the wind was considerably below average during winter.

Figure 1: Trends in mean hourly wind run at Canberra International Airport 2003–07

Three graphs showing trends in mean hourly wind run at Canberra International Airport 2003 to 2007

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Long-term trend

There appears to be no significant trend wind run on an annual basis (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Long-term trends in mean daily wind run at Canberra International Airport

Graph of long-term trends in mean daily wind run at Canberra International Airport, 1970 to 2007

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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