Seasonal wind patterns around the Western Australian coastline and their application in fisheries analysis

Alan Pearce
Anthony M. Hart
D. V. Murphy, University of Western Australia
Hannah Rice


Monthly wind statistics have been derived for 23 weather stations along the Western Australian coast from Wyndham in the north-east of the state, down the west coast and around to Eucla in the south-east. The overall seasonal wind cycle at each site has been derived based on the 30-year period 1982 to 2011 (although a few stations had shorter records), and these show the major changes between the wind regimes along the Northwest Shelf, the west coast and the south coast.