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At times we talk about beaufort wind scales, wind speeds or we might sy that it is just very windy! Here is a simple guide for you to see what kind of weather we are experiencing!

force
speed in knots
description

wave ht

sea state
0
less than 1
calm
-
sea like a mirror
1
1-3
light airs
15cms
ripples, no foam crests
2
4-6
light breeze
60cms
small wavelets, crest glassy appearance,do not break
3
7-10
gentle breeze
1 metre
large wavelets,crests begin to break.scattered white horses
4
11-16
mod breeze
2 metre
small waves becoming larger, fairly frequent white horses
5
17-21
fresh breeze
3 metres
large waves begin to form,white foam everywhere,spray

 

updated
10 September 2008
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6
22-27
strong breeze
4metres
large waves,foam and spray
7
28-33
near gale
6 metres
sea heads up,foam in streaks
8
34-40
gale

higher foam waves

9
41-47
strong gale
6-9 metres
high waves, dense foam, poor visibility
10
48-55
storm
9-14 metres
tumbling waves,surface white
11
56-62
violent storm
over 14 metres
exceptionally high waves
12
63+
hurricane!
air filled with spray and foam.

 

 

 
 
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