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The prevailing wind direction in Kingston is South West, roughly aligned with the Harbour's geographic axis.

Here are wind normals for Kingston, Ontario.

Source: Canadian Climate Normals, Environment Canada. Speeds therein are given in km/h, and those are converted and displayed here in knots.

The weather station is located on top of Point Henry which is bounded by Deadman's Bay to the southeast and Navy Bay to the southwest with the point of land projecting into the St. Lawrence River.

Anemometer exposure is good in all directions except the north which is sheltered from trees around staff dwellings.

Height of anemometer: 13.4m

See also Wind Sensors

Percent Frequency

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
N 5.9 7.4 8.4 9.2 6.3 4.5 5.6 6.8 10.9 5.4 5.3 8.6 7.0 N
NE 18.8 17.6 21.7 15.0 11.6 11.0 8.2 9.5 18.3 8.8 20.0 21.6 15.2 NE
E 3.3 3.4 5.2 6.7 4.3 3.8 2.0 4.8 3.6 3.5 6.3 4.0 4.2 E
SE 7.9 7.6 7.7 13.6 7.4 5.9 5.6 7.0 8.1 7.3 8.2 9.4 8.0 SE
S 8.4 10.2 8.0 6.1 5.8 8.6 6.4 6.0 8.2 10.7 10.9 6.5 8.0 S
SW 18.7 18.6 22.5 26.7 42.9 48.7 47.9 36.9 25.7 33.4 18.7 15.5 29.7 SW
W 20.5 18.8 11.1 9.0 8.3 5.2 7.2 9.3 8.2 13.2 14.3 18.2 11.9 W
NW 15.6 14.8 13.5 11.5 11.3 10.6 14.0 16.9 12.7 15.5 14.7 15.1 13.9 NW
Calm 0.9 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.1 1.7 3.1 2.8 4.3 2.2 1.6 1.1 2.1 Calm

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Mean Wind Speed in Knots

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
N 6.2 7.6 6.3 7.7 7.0 5.1 6.3 5.9 7.3 7.1 5.6 8.0 6.7 N
NE 9.9 8.4 8.4 9.0 9.1 8.0 6.8 6.6 7.3 7.6 8.3 9.6 8.3 NE
E 5.8 5.2 5.6 6.2 5.2 4.0 3.4 4.1 3.8 4.4 5.8 5.9 5.0 E
SE 8.4 8.6 7.7 8.4 6.5 5.0 5.6 6.3 6.9 8.5 9.7 9.1 7.6 SE
S 9.0 10.7 6.4 7.9 7.8 5.2 5.9 7.2 9.7 10.3 11.9 12.6 8.7 S
SW 13.2 11.2 10.3 8.9 9.8 7.8 9.2 10.0 10.3 12.0 14.6 13.4 10.9 SW
W 10.9 11.8 9.8 11.3 10.3 7.2 7.3 7.9 8.1 9.3 11.1 10.3 9.6 W
NW 7.7 7.9 7.2 7.5 7.9 7.2 6.1 7.1 6.9 7.6 8.8 7.3 7.5 NW

View or Edit topic: "Books About Kingston Wind"
A place to list books where Kingston's Wind is discussed and analyzed.
Stuart Walker talks about Kingston in

The Sailor's Wind

.

Buy it: ISBN 0393045552


Not to be confused with

The Sailor's Wind Kingston

, a 36-page pamphlet which is part of a series that also includes Rochester and Annapolis.

( Topic last updated: 2007.05.29 03:38:09 PM )