Kefalonia in between the Beaufort 10’s

Luckily the latest from meteo.gr shows us in between the the really strong winds

During the two-day Wednesday 13/02 – Thursday 14/02, the northern winds will reach 10 beauforts (storm). In the following pictures you can see the expected winds in the early hours of Thursday 14/02, where the areas where their power reaches 10 beauforts and the areas where the wind will reach and surpass the 8 beaufort.

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The expected winds in the first hours of ThursdayMETEO.GR

For information here is some further information on Beaufort scale equivalents from rmets.org

The Beaufort Scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land. Its full name is the Beaufort wind force scale

Below is a table showing the Beaufort Scale with speeds in knots, miles per hour and kilometers per hour. Please note that these are these are mean speeds, usually averaged over 10 minutes by convention, and do not capture the speed of wind gusts.

The quoted wind speed is that measured at 10 m above ground, not at the surface (which, at 2 m, may be only 50-70% of these figures)

 

Wind Force Description km/h mph knots Specifications
0 Calm <1 <1 <1 Smoke rises vertically
1 Light Air 1-5 1-3 1-3 Direction shown by smoke drift but not by wind vanes
2 Light Breeze 6-11 4-7 4-6 Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; wind vane moved by wind
3 Gentle Breeze 12-19 8-12 7-10 Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; light flags extended
4 Moderate Breeze 20-28 13-18 11-16 Raises dust and loose paper; small branches moved.
5 Fresh Breeze 29-38 19-24 17-21 Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters.
6 Strong Breeze 38-49 25-31 22-27 Large branches in motion; whistling heard in telegraph wires; umbrellas used with difficulty.
7 Near Gale 50-61 32-38 28-33 Whole trees in motion; inconvenience felt when walking against the wind.
8 Gale 62-74 39-46 34-40 Twigs break off trees; generally impedes progress.
9 Strong Gale 75-88 47-54 41-47 Slight structural damage (chimney pots and slates removed).
10 Storm 89-102 55-63 48-55 Seldom experienced inland; trees uprooted; considerable structural damage
11 Violent Storm 103-117 64-72 56-63 Very rarely experienced; accompanied by widespread damage.
12 Hurricane 118 plus 73 plus 64 plus Devastation

 

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