How to calculate the hourly wind direction

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The hourly wind direction from the KNMI weather data table column DD is presented in degrees and oriented towards the north, which means we can use it directly.

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Column Name Unit Dutch Description
2/B YYYYMMDD Date datum (YYYY=jaar,MM=maand,DD=dag)
3/C HH Hour tijd (HH=uur, UT.12 UT=13 MET, 14 MEZT. Uurvak 05 loopt van 04.00 UT tot 5.00 UT
4/D DD Degrees Windrichting (in graden) gemiddeld over de laatste 10 minuten van het afgelopen uur (360=noord, 90=oost, 180=zuid, 270=west, 0=windstil 990=veranderlijk. Zie [1]


  • The values at each hour regard the measurement over the preceding hour up to that time. To obtain the value for 12:00 UTC, the values at 12:00 UTC must be used.

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