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What does the wind direction in degrees mean?


Wind direction is measured in degrees, similar to reading a compass, and is reported as the direction from where the wind is blowing.
South - 180 degrees 
West - 270 degrees 
North - 360 degrees

For example, if the wind direction is 45 degrees, the winds are coming out of the northeast and blowing towards the southwest. This would be called a north-easterly wind.

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