Sotavento wind and weather statistic
Windy all year round
The René Egli Center is situated in the strong wind zone of Sotavento. Optimal geographic conditions allow the prevailing north-east trade wind to accelerate between two ridges. In addition to this, the air on the island is heated by the sun and rises upwards, compressing the slightly cooler trade wind as it pushes itself beneath the warm air. When the wind in the René Egli Center once again reaches the sea, the compression and the wind become free, generating a renewed acceleration. This double acceleration effect makes the wind substantially stronger than in the surrounding area.
The information is based on wind strength that last at least three hours a day and that are averages from daily measurement since 1985; the temperatures are average daily max. values (fuerteventuraguia.es).