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Beaufort scale

n.
A scale of wind force ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane), corresponding with the velocity of wind at a set distance above ground or sea level.

[After Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), British naval officer.]

Beaufort scale

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol an international scale of wind velocities ranging for practical purposes from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane force). In the US an extension of the scale, from 13 to 17 for winds over 64 knots, is used
[C19: after Sir Francis Beaufort (1774–1857), British admiral and hydrographer who devised it]

Beau′fort scale′

(ˈboʊ fərt)
n.
a scale for indicating the force or speed of wind, using numbers from 0 to 12 or sometimes 17.
[1855–60; after Sir Francis Beaufort (1774–1857)]

Beau·fort scale

(bō′fərt)
A scale for classifying the force of the wind, ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane). The scale was devised in 1805 as a means of describing the effect of different wind velocities on ships at sea.

Beaufort scale

(wind scale) A scale that rates the force of wind from 0 to 12, a rating of 0 being absolute calm and one of 12 being hurricane force.
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Noun1.Beaufort scale - an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
calm air, calm - wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
light air - wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale
light breeze - wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale
gentle breeze - wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale
moderate breeze - wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale
fresh breeze - wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale
strong breeze - wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale
moderate gale, near gale - wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale
fresh gale - wind moving 39-46 knots; 8 on the Beaufort scale
strong gale - wind moving 47-54 knots; 9 on the Beaufort scale
whole gale - wind moving 55-63 knots; 10 on the Beaufort scale
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
hurricane - a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
2.Beaufort scale - a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the windBeaufort scale - a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind
system of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
Translations
Beaufortova stupnice
Beaufortin asteikkoboforiasteikko
Beauforts skala

Beaufort scale

[ˈbəʊfətˌskeɪl] Nescala f Beaufort

Beaufort scale

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As a result, gales of Beaufort Force 7-9 are forecast in most parts of the East China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, waters east of Taiwan, the estuary of the Yangtze River, the Hangzhou Bay, the southern part of the Yellow Sea and coastal areas in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Fujian provinces from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, Xinhua reported.