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A wind of force 8 on the Beaufort scale, i.e. one with a mean speed of 34–40 knots (17.2–20.7 m s−1), or gusts reaching 43–51 knots, as measured at the standard anemometer height of 10 m. In common usage, the term is applied to any high, damaging wind.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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