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The Beaufort Wind Force Scale explained simply [Infografic]

Natalie Ediger, August 14, 2017· Digital Learning

If you want to dive into the high seas, you should know what wind strength makes it dangerous. The Beaufort scale is the most widespread system for describing wind speeds and was named after Francis Beaufort. He relied on Alexander Dalrymple’s 1795 scale, which he improved to his knowledge.

The Beaufort scale has been known since 1806, but it was not until a hundred years later that the British weather service introduced the scale. And it was not until 1935 that the scale was generally accepted in Brussels.