Beaufort Wind Scale

What does "Beaufort Wind Scale" mean?

Today it means: A scale of wind speeds and effects.

The Beaufort Wind Scale was developed by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort R.N. in 1805 to divide the force of wind into a scale of speeds and effects. The scale goes from force one (F1, very little wind) to force twelve (F12, severe storm) a describes the sea state expected with each force of wind. The Beaufort scale is still used today in the daily shipping forecast.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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