Knowledge Base - Wind And Weather

Beaufort Scale

The Beaufort scale, which is used in Met Office marine forecasts, is an empirical measure for describing wind intensity based on observed sea conditions.

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Synoptic Charts

The word 'synoptic' simply means a summary of the current situation. In weather terms, this means the pressure pattern, fronts, wind direction and speed and how they will change and evolve over the coming few days.

Click the Image to the left to learn how to read Synoptic Charts.