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Beaufort wind scale a system using numbers from 0 to 12 to express wind speed; devised by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort in early nineteenth century and slightly revised over the years
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Beaufort scalewind velocity in knotsdescription
00~1calm
11~3light air
24~6light breeze
37~10gentle breeze
411~16moderate breeze
517~21fresh breeze
622~27strong breeze
728~33near gale
834~40gale
941~47strong gale
1048~55storm
1156~65violent storm
12above 65hurricane
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