moderate gale


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moderate gale

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moderate gale

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(Physical Geography) a gale of force seven on the Beaufort scale, capable of swaying trees
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Noun1.moderate gale - wind moving 32-38 knotsmoderate gale - wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale
gale - a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
Beaufort scale, wind scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
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the temperature had dropped to 66F (19C) and winds had fallen to a sustained level of 56 kph (35 mph), which is called a moderate gale.
How many sides did the former British coin Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden; 2 Dylan Thomas; 3 Walter Hagen; 4 Glasgow; 5 The Shadows; 6 Richard Gatling; 7 Sugar Ray Robinson; 8 Twelve; 9 Hallelujah; 10 Force seven, moderate gale.
The town escaped major damage as wind speeds averaged 41mph - classed as moderate gale force - on Thursday night.