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STATisticS Database for the United Kingdom

Annual Mean Wind Speed Map

DECC wind speed data

The data used to generate this and other maps are provided free of charge and is not warranted as suitable for any particular purpose or use. The User shall assume full responsibility for his use of the data.

This information is based on historical measurement; guidance on how these data should be used should therefore be sought.

There are two sets of data files.  One covers Great Britain and the other covers Northern Ireland.  Each set comprises three files containing wind speed data at one of three heights above ground level.
 
These files are:
 
Great Britain
 
  Speed10.asc   10 metres above ground level
  Speed25.asc   25 metres above ground level
  Speed45.asc   45 metres above ground level
 
Northern Ireland
 
  Speed10i.asc  10 metres above ground level
  Speed25i.asc  25 metres above ground level
  Speed45i.asc  45 metres above ground level

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These data are now also available as ESRI Shapefiles:

  noabl_10m.zip  10 metres above ground level (12 MB)
  noabl_25m.zip  25 metres above ground level (9 MB)
  noabl_45m.zip  45 metres above ground level (14 MB)

 

Annual Wind Speed Map

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