Surface wind speed and gusts (Honnington)

Wind speed and gust

1200ft wind speed : kts

Surface wind speed and gust for varying stabilities

Stability profile Speed (kts) Gust (kts)
Steep inversion - -
Shallow inversion - -
SALR from surface - -
1-2 °C / 1000ft - -
DALR from surface - -
DALR to 6000ft - -
Large CU / steep LR - -

This calculator outputs surface wind speed and gust values for a given 2000ft (gradient) wind and varying atmospheric stability profiles. The technique was originally developed at RAF Honnington but is not site specific.

Honnington wind graph