Quarterly average wind speed in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2019

This statistic shows the average wind speed in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2019, by quarter. Throughout this period, wind speed averages were generally highest in the first and fourth quarters. The highest wind speed average occurred in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 11.1 knots. According to annual average wind speed, 2015 marked the year with the highest average wind speed in the UK since 2001, arriving at an average of 9.4 knots. However, the overall average annual wind speed experienced little change between that time, increasing slightly from 8.6 knots recorded in 2001 to 8.7 knots in 2017, further decreasing to 8.2 knots in 2019.

Quarterly wind speed average in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2019

Q1Q2Q3Q4
2019*9.37.67.78.3
20189.77.67.89.2
20179.18.37.99.4
20169.87.78.37.6
201510.88.77.810.3
201411.17.37.19.3
20138.48.97.210
20128.97.87.88.2
20118.28.98.111
20107.77.18.47.9
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Sources

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*Provisional.
1 knot equals 1 nautical mile per hour, which in turn equals 1.151 statute miles per hour.
Regional wind speed data are aggregated based on wind electricity generating capacity.

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