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FEATURE ARTICLE


WeatherNet are a recognised authority of UK weather and climate, and hold a comprehensive and constantly updated archive of information as well as being an authorised reseller of Met Office data. They provide:


HOURLY Observational wind data (mean, gust and direction) for over 100 UK stations over the last 30 years or more, as well as going forward


HOURLY Modelled wind data (mean and gust) for approximately 9500 modelled points across the UK over the last 3 years (since June 2008), as well as going forward Access to historical data allows you to:


• Study the impacts of the weather on production and distribution networks


• Improve schedules of operation and maintenance • Help in the research and evaluation of new schemes for wind power


Two recent studies illustrate the benefit of access to such data: FREQUENCY ANALYSIS: DYCE (ABERDEENSHIRE)


• The likelihood of a day equalling or exceeding any value • The average interval before recurrence (i.e. return period) • The modal (most common), mean (average) and median (midpoint) values


• Highest / lowest value over the given period The highest wind gust recorded between 1981 and 2010 is 82.9 mph, and the average daily gust is 28.6 mph.


MEAN WIND ROSE: PETERHEAD (ABERDEENSHIRE)


• Wind rose clearly illustrates the dominant wind direction • Environmental impact • Noise pollution


The annual dominant wind direction for Peterhead is typically southerly or south-easterly.


Accurate short and long range forecasts can help you to match demand with supply.


All Wind Energy Network readers can receive a free weather forecast for up to 16 days ahead by visiting: www.weathernet. co.uk/forecast2 (Note: free access is available for the first 30 days)


To log on, use the following details: Username: wind energy Password: 1976


There is no doubt that renewable energy is set for huge growth in the UK. As a professional, non-governmental provider of online weather applications, data sets, reports, consultancy and advice, WeatherNet are looking to support the industry now and into the future.


Martin Sanger WeatherNet Ltd


www.weathernet.co.uk


www.windenergynetwork.co.uk


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