One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wind of force 8 on the Beaufort scale (34-40 knots or 39-46 mph).
- ‘We had no sooner got clear of Port Praya, than we got a fresh gale, which blew in squalls, attended with showers of rain.’
- ‘Due to the fresh gales that sweep across this rugged coastline, it has escaped the pitfalls of progress which blight Spain's other coastlines.’
- ‘Typhoon Rusa is bringing fresh gales to coastal areas in east China, according to a forecast from China's Central Meteorological Station Friday.’
- ‘Meteorological observations show that fresh gales have been reported in the mountain's base camp area since the beginning of April, with the momentary wind power reaching force 12.’
- ‘There will be strong breezes to fresh gales in the Yellow and Bohai Seas as well as in eastern Shandong, southern Liaoning, and the coastal areas of Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality.’
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