How to Make a Wind Rose in Excel

In this Excel lesson, you will learn how to create a Wind Rose chart in an Excel spreadsheet.

Wind Rose is a graphic illustration of long-term meteorological statistics, directions and wind speeds occurring in different places of the globe. You can make a Wind Rose in Excel as well.

On today's nautical charts are placed "wind roses". A map for the Atlantic and the Pacific showing the distribution of winds in the area around 5-percent (three hundred miles square) for each month of the year. The arrows show the direction of the wind, and the numbers indicate the strength (of the wind according to the Beaufort scale).

The percentage of time the wind blows from any direction, is measured by the length of the arrow graduated. The number placed in the center of the circle determines the amount of windless periods. The wind diagram is most often divided into 8 to 16 sectors depicting individual directions (N, S, E, W). The radius of filling individual sectors shows how often the wind blows from a given direction.

Preparing data for Wind Rose

To create a Wind Diagram in Excel first prepare some data:

    • rows – wind directions
    • columns – range
    • values – speed of wind (percentage)

Wind Rose data

Preparing the data is the most difficult step here.

Insert the Radar with the Makers chart

Wind Rose is a special kind of radar chart in Excel. A radar chart is just one of the basic types of charts in Excel. To create the Wind Rose highlight table of data and insert the Radar with Makers chart.

Radar with Markers


Wind Rose is ready.

Wind Rose example chart Excel


As simple as it is, Only prepare the data and insert the Radar with Makers chart. This is how to get the Wind Rose chart in Excel.

Here you can download free Wind Rose template.