Sunday, 19 February 2012

Beaufort Scale 0 - 12

Yogi was in Beaufort Scale 8, the definition for this is

  • Gale Fresh Gale
  • Wind Speed, 34 - 40 Knots, 39 - 46 mph, 62 - 74 km/h
  • Wave height 5.5 - 7.5 metre, 18 - 25 ft
  •  Moderately high waves with breaking crests forming spindrift.  Well marked streaks of foam are blown along wind direction.  Considerable airborne spray.
  • On land, some twigs broken from trees.  Cars veer on road.  Progress on foot is seriously impeded.
The Beaufort Scale ranges from 0 - 12,

  • 0 - Calm <1 knot
  • 1 - Light air 1 -2 knots
  • 2 - Light breeze 3 - 6 knots
  • 3 - Gentle breeze 7 - 10 knots
  • 4 - Moderate breeze 11 - 15 knots
  • 5 - Fresh breeze 16 - 20 knots
  • 6 - Strong breeze 21 - 26 knots
  • 7 - High wind, moderate gale, near gale 27 - 33 knots
  • 8 - Gale, fresh gale 34 - 40 knots
  • 9 - Strong gale 41 - 47 knots
  • 10 - Storm, whole gale 48 - 55 knots
  • 11 - Violent storm 56 - 63 knots
  • 12 - Hurricane force >64 knots
Check out the full Beaufort Scale with photos of sea conditions at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale

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