A WNW wind means winds will primarly come from the west and little will come from the north. A NW wind will come from a nw angle.
Similarly, you may ask, what does it mean when the wind is ne?
thank for clearing this up. The direction refers to the direction where the wind is coming from, so a Northeast wind is coming out of the northeast, going to the southwest.
Is wind direction to or from?
Wind direction is reported by the direction from which it originates. For example, a northerly wind blows from the north to the south. Wind direction is usually reported in cardinal directions or in azimuth degrees.
What is NNW wind direction?
16-wind compass rose. The half-winds are north-northeast (NNE), east-northeast (ENE), east-southeast (ESE), south-southeast (SSE), south-southwest (SSW), west-southwest (WSW), west-northwest (WNW) and north-northwest (NNW).