strong gale


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strong gale

n.
A wind having a speed ranging from 41 to 47 knots (47 to 54 miles per hour; 76 to 87 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.

strong gale

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a strong wind of force nine on the Beaufort scale, reaching speeds of 47–54 mph: capable of causing minor structural damage to buildings
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Noun1.strong gale - wind moving 47-54 knots; 9 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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We had a strong gale for a considerable time, and eventually dropped Hooja's fleet so far astern that we could no longer discern them.
We had not sailed above three days, when a great storm arising, we were driven five days to the north-north-east, and then to the east: after which we had fair weather, but still with a pretty strong gale from the west.
that we should take advantage of the strong gale which bore us on, and in place of beating back to Paris, make an attempt to reach the coast of North America.
They told us they expected to have seen the Bahama Islands, but were then driven away again to the south-east, by a strong gale of wind at NNW.
Strong gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon is expected in the northern seaboard of northern Luzon and water condition will be rough to very rough in the western seaboard and northern Luzon.
Claudio Yucot, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) regional director, said the prevailing strong gale force prompted authorities to enforce the 'no sailing' policy where fishing boats and small seacrafts were advised not the venture out to sea.
Winds will increase to strong gale force at times early tonight.
Moving towards the area between Masirah Island and Ras Madrakah, moderate to heavy rainfall associated with fresh to strong gale winds will directly impact South Al Sharqiya Governorate and Al Wusta Governorate within the next 48, according to observations.
The storm will continue to move towards the area between Masirah Island and Ras Madrakah with moderate to heavy rainfall associated with fresh to strong gale winds with direct impacts over the Governorates of South A'Sharqiyah and Al Wusta during the next 48 hours.
Opting to play into a strong gale at Scotstoun, Gregor Townsend's men drew first blood when Finn Russell, above, bisected the posts in the fifth minute.
The now 20-year-old Maid For Adventure is by multiple champion jumps sire Strong Gale and is a half-sister to six other winners, including Listed-placed hurdler Wild Venture.
On December 31, 1900, a strong gale swept across Salisbury Plain and blew over one of the ancient monumental stones at Stonehenge.