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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #83864: Marine weather terminology
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    Marine weather terminology


     

     

    WEATHER GLOSSARY

    wind

     stair

    calm

            0

    light air

           1

    light breeze

            2

    gentle breeze

            3

    Moderate breeze

            4

    fresh breeze

            5

    strong breeze

            6

    near gale

            7

    gale

            8

    severe gale

            9

    storm

          10

    violent storm

          11

    hurricane

           12

    State of sea

    Like a mirror

    Light air

    Small wavelets, still short not breaking

    Crests begin to break

    Small waves, frequent white horses

    Moderate waves, white horses, some spray

    Large waves, white foam, crests, some spray

    Sea heaps up, white foam blowing in streaks

    Edge of crests breaking into sprindrift, foam blown in well-marked streaks

    High waves with tumbling crests ; spray may affect visibility

     

     

     state of sea – wind force

    Height (m) of weaves

    Descriptive        of sea

    Wind force (knots)

         0

    calm-glassy

      < 1

      0 - 0.1

    calm-rippled

     1-3

    0.1 - 0.5

    smooth

     4-6

    0.5 - 1.5

    slight

     7-10

    1.5 – 2.5

    moderate

    11-16

    2.5 - 4

    rough

    17-21

       4 - 6

    very rough

    22-27

       6 - 9

    high

    28-33

      9 - 14

    very high

    34-40

       > 14

    phenomenal

    41-47

       > 14

    phenomenal

    48-55

       > 14

    phenomenal

    56-63

       > 14

    phenomenal

     >64


     

    ET AUSSI :

    lull

    ridge

    improvement

    stationary

    anticyclone

    falling

    pressure

    rising

    depression

    cold front

    warning

    warm front

    weather report

    swell

    weather forecast

    poor weather

    cloud

    break

    cloudy

    moving

    cloudless

    stationary

    gust, squall

    veering

    disturbance

    backing

    precipitation


     

     

     

     





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    Today, the is very bad.We won't go sailing. The announces winds which will blow in of up to 45 knots with a of level 9. The seas will be , as along with sea which may affect visibility. The will pass very quickly. Thank goodness there will soon be improvement. The will return tomorrow, bringing a and better weather conditions. As soon as the sea is calm, we shall go to sea.







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