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Wind Speed Map by Zip Code

Get wind speed map by zip code or postal code

Since a ZIP code (or postal code) is not an exact site location, the wind speed map needs extra information to recognize this is a zip code. Using the SkyCiv Wind Speed Map, users can still enter their sites’ zip code to get the wind speeds and pressures.

To search a zip code for design wind speeds, you will need to first zoom into a city-level area of your country. You can zoom into any part of the map. In this example, we are searching for a zip code for Champaign, Illinois (61820):

Wind Speed Map by Zip Code - input
The zip code wind speed will then show the town or city (in this example Champaign, IL) as well as confirming the zip code entered (61820). After hitting the return key, you should get the following output:
zip code example of wind speed map

Wind Speed by Postal Code

The same can be performed by other countries or locations including: Australia, UK, Canada and European nations such as Germany, Italy, France etc…
Simply enter in your postal code and the Google Map interactive search will locate the suburb for that post code:
wind speed by zip code or postal code (Kengisngton Australia example)
This zip code (post code) entry will return the following wind speed as per AS 1170:
wind speed by zip code or postal code (Kengisngton Australia result)
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