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WIND SPEED – BEAUFORT SCALE

The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land. Here is the overview table.


FORCE
DESCRIPTION
0
Calm
1
Very Light
2
Light breeze
3
Gentle breeze
4
Moderate breeze
5
Fresh breeze
6
Strong breeze
7
Near gale
8
Gale
9
Strong gale
10
Storm
11
Violent storm
12
Hurricane

* Equivalent Speed (10m above ground)
To find weather conditions in your area go to www.metoffice.gov.uk