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Weather Quick Quiz. Beaufort: Force 8 Mean wind speed (knots): 37 Limit of wind speed (knots): 34 - 40 Description: Gale Sea State: Very Rough - High.

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1 Weather Quick Quiz

2 Beaufort: Force 8 Mean wind speed (knots): 37 Limit of wind speed (knots): 34 - 40 Description: Gale Sea State: Very Rough - High

3 Beaufort: Force 10 Mean wind speed (knots): 52 Limit of wind speed (knots): 48 - 55 Description: Storm Sea State: Very High

4 Beaufort: Force 12 Mean wind speed (knots): N/A Limit of wind speed (knots): Greater than 64 Description: Hurricane Sea State: Phenomenal Note: this use of the word Hurricane does not have the same meaning as its use in terms of a tropical storm

5 Beaufort: Force 1 Mean wind speed (knots): 2 Limit of wind speed (knots): 1 - 3 Description: Light Air Sea State: Calm (rippled)

6 Beaufort: Force 6 Mean wind speed (knots): 24 Limit of wind speed (knots): 22 - 27 Description: Strong Breeze Sea State: Rough

7 Rapidly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at 35 to 45 knots

8 Very High This is the term used to describe a wave height: 9.0 to 14.0m

9 Sea Fog A type of advection fog formed when air that has been lying over a warm water surface is transported over a colder water surface This results in cooling of the lower layer of air below its dewpoint

10 Rapidly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at 35 to 45 knots

11 Veering The changing of the wind direction clockwise

12 Very Poor This term describes visibility of: less than 1000 metres

13 Backing The changing of the wind in the opposite direction to veering (anticlockwise)

14 Very High This is the term used to describe a wave height: 9.0 to 14.0m

15 Smooth This is the term used to describe a wave height: less than 0.5m

16 Gale Warnings Are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Gale Force 8 or more) These are displayed with the Shipping forecast

17 Soon This weather changes is: Expected within six to 12 hours of time of issue

18 Moderate This term describes visibility of: between 2 and 5 Nm

19 Rough This is the term used to describe a wave height: 2.5 to 4.0m

20 Later This weather changes is: Expected more than 12 hours from time of issue

21 Beaufort: Force 11 Mean wind speed (knots): 60 Limit of wind speed (knots): 56 - 63 Description: Violent Storm Sea State: Very High

22 Strong Wind Warnings Are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Strong Breeze force 6 or more) These are displayed with the Inshore waters forecast

23 Rising (or falling) quickly Pressure change of 3.6 to 6.0mb in the preceding three hours

24 Slowly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at less than 15 knots

25 Beaufort: Force 9 Mean wind speed (knots): 44 Limit of wind speed (knots): 41 - 47 Description: Severe Gale Sea State: High

26 Beaufort: Force 9 Mean wind speed (knots): 44 Limit of wind speed (knots): 41 - 47 Description: Severe Gale Sea State: High

27 Soon This weather changes is: Expected within six to 12 hours of time of issue

28 Beaufort: Force 2 Mean wind speed (knots): 5 Limit of wind speed (knots): 4 - 6 Description: Light Breeze Sea State: Smooth (wavelets)

29 Phenomenal This is the term used to describe a wave height: greater than 14.0m

30 Beaufort: Force 7 Mean wind speed (knots): 30 Limit of wind speed (knots): 28 - 33 Description: Near Gale Sea State: Rough-Very Rough

31 Beaufort: Force 2 Mean wind speed (knots): 5 Limit of wind speed (knots): 4 - 6 Description: Light Breeze Sea State: Smooth (wavelets)

32 Beaufort: Force 3 Mean wind speed (knots): 9 Limit of wind speed (knots): 7 - 10 Description: Gentle Breeze Sea State: Slight

33 Good This term describes visibility of: more than 5 Nm

34 Slight This is the term used to describe a wave height: 0.5 to 1.25m

35 Very Poor This term describes visibility of: less than 1000 metres

36 Beaufort: Force 8 Mean wind speed (knots): 37 Limit of wind speed (knots): 34 - 40 Description: Gale Sea State: Very Rough - High

37 Rising (or falling) very rapidly Pressure change of more than 6.0mb in the preceding three hours

38 Beaufort: Force 3 Mean wind speed (knots): 9 Limit of wind speed (knots): 7 - 10 Description: Gentle Breeze Sea State: Slight

39 Poor This term describes visibility of: between 1000 metres and 2 Nm

40 Moderate This term describes visibility of: between 2 and 5 Nm

41 Steadily This term describes a weather system that is moving: at 15 to 25 knots

42 Gale Warnings Are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Gale Force 8 or more) These are displayed with the Shipping forecast

43 Good This term describes visibility of: more than 5 Nm

44 Beaufort: Force 11 Mean wind speed (knots): 60 Limit of wind speed (knots): 56 - 63 Description: Violent Storm Sea State: Very High

45 Beaufort: Force 12 Mean wind speed (knots): N/A Limit of wind speed (knots): Greater than 64 Description: Hurricane Sea State: Phenomenal Note: this use of the word Hurricane does not have the same meaning as its use in terms of a tropical storm

46 Rising (or falling) Pressure change of 1.6 to 3.5mb in the preceding three hours

47 Moderate This is the term used to describe a wave height: 1.25 to 2.5m

48 Rising (or falling) quickly Pressure change of 3.6 to 6.0mb in the preceding three hours

49 Slowly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at less than 15 knots

50 High This is the term used to describe a wave height: 6.0 to 9.0m

51 Later This weather changes is: Expected more than 12 hours from time of issue

52 Very Rapidly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at more than 45 knots

53 Steadily This term describes a weather system that is moving: at 15 to 25 knots

54 Imminent This weather changes is: Expected within six hours of time of issue

55 Very Rough This is the term used to describe a wave height: 4.0 to 6.0m

56 Veering The changing of the wind direction clockwise

57 Rising (or falling) Pressure change of 1.6 to 3.5mb in the preceding three hours

58 Poor This term describes visibility of: between 1000 metres and 2 Nm

59 Imminent This weather changes is: Expected within six hours of time of issue

60 Beaufort: Force 1 Mean wind speed (knots): 2 Limit of wind speed (knots): 1 - 3 Description: Light Air Sea State: Calm (rippled)

61 Very Rapidly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at more than 45 knots

62 High This is the term used to describe a wave height: 6.0 to 9.0m

63 Very Rough This is the term used to describe a wave height: 4.0 to 6.0m

64 Beaufort: Force 4 Mean wind speed (knots): 13 Limit of wind speed (knots): 11 - 16 Description: Moderate breeze Sea State: Slight-Moderate

65 Beaufort: Force 6 Mean wind speed (knots): 24 Limit of wind speed (knots): 22 - 27 Description: Strong Breeze Sea State: Rough

66 Strong Wind Warnings Are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Strong Breeze force 6 or more) These are displayed with the Inshore waters forecast

67 Rather Quickly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at 25 to 35 knots

68 Beaufort: Force 10 Mean wind speed (knots): 52 Limit of wind speed (knots): 48 - 55 Description: Storm Sea State: Very High

69 Beaufort: Force 0 Mean wind speed (knots): 0 Limit of wind speed (knots): Less than 1 Description: Calm Sea State: Calm (glassy)

70 Rising (or falling) slowly Pressure change of 0.1 to 1.5mb in the preceding three hours

71 Beaufort: Force 7 Mean wind speed (knots): 30 Limit of wind speed (knots): 28 - 33 Description: Near Gale Sea State: Rough-Very Rough

72 Beaufort: Force 4 Mean wind speed (knots): 13 Limit of wind speed (knots): 11 - 16 Description: Moderate breeze Sea State: Slight-Moderate

73 Rather Quickly This term describes a weather system that is moving: at 25 to 35 knots

74 Smooth This is the term used to describe a wave height: less than 0.5m

75 Slight This is the term used to describe a wave height: 0.5 to 1.25m

76 Moderate This is the term used to describe a wave height: 1.25 to 2.5m

77 Beaufort: Force 5 Mean wind speed (knots): 19 Limit of wind speed (knots): 17 - 21 Description: Fresh Breeze Sea State: Moderate

78 Beaufort: Force 0 Mean wind speed (knots): 0 Limit of wind speed (knots): Less than 1 Description: Calm Sea State: Calm (glassy)

79 Rough This is the term used to describe a wave height: 2.5 to 4.0m

80 Phenomenal This is the term used to describe a wave height: greater than 14.0m

81 Sea Fog A type of advection fog formed when air that has been lying over a warm water surface is transported over a colder water surface This results in cooling of the lower layer of air below its dewpoint

82 Rising (or falling) slowly Pressure change of 0.1 to 1.5mb in the preceding three hours

83 Rising (or falling) very rapidly Pressure change of more than 6.0mb in the preceding three hours

84 Beaufort: Force 5 Mean wind speed (knots): 19 Limit of wind speed (knots): 17 - 21 Description: Fresh Breeze Sea State: Moderate

85 Backing The changing of the wind in the opposite direction to veering (anticlockwise)


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