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POLL – What is your favourite wind direction?

Some love southerlies, some hate easterlies – the wind direction can have a profound affect on the weather conditions where you are. 

We want to know which wind direction is your favourite – and if you have a direction that’s especially bad, post a comment and tell us why (and where you’re from!).

– Homepage image / File, Wellington’s Zephyrometer in a gale / Sam Hall

What is your favourite wind direction?


Zelda Wynn on 27/07/2011 7:51am

Voted SW as not showing

WW Forecast Team on 27/07/2011 7:59am

If it doesn’t display try pressing Control F5 to refresh the page.

– WW

Guest on 27/07/2011 3:55am

Why are westerlies not an option in poll?

WW Forecast Team on 27/07/2011 4:07am

Unsure why it isn’t displaying to be honest – we’ve checked at our end and it’s definitely there.  Hopefully it will autocorrect soon as we’ve refreshed it all.  If not – for those who vote Westerly, please let us know here in the comments section.  Sorry about that!

– WW

sw on 27/07/2011 3:09am

In order the worst 3 are SW…Cloudy windy,condensation in the showers,of course many many pine needles,2nd worst SSW,always blows,still stacks of pine needles,then 3rd worst WSW,still quite a lot of pine needles and squally.

sw on 27/07/2011 3:01am

1st favourite NNW,second N,3rd NE 4th NW,5th SE,None of these directions any pine needles apart from a few leaves from the SE in autumn but sunny weather hence high on the list of 16 directions.

Geoff on 27/07/2011 2:40am

Chch’s NorWester brings hot, dry raw heat in summer and warm pleasant days in winter. defininately the way to go – its not unusual to get a day around 35-38 with a norwester in canterbury.

Guest on 27/07/2011 2:37am

depends which way I have to run 🙂

Guest on 27/07/2011 2:08am

I’m from Marlborough and may be one of a few but I love the hot, dry nor’wester! I’m a summer person and hate chilly easterlies!

RW on 27/07/2011 2:02am

SW & NE equally for Wellington (or ideally, WSW & ENE) as they bring virtually no wind. The latter can be pretty warm in the right conditions, and WSW can be quite mild if it’s sunny.

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