What is a Gale Warning

what is a gale warning

A gale warning is an alert issued by national weather forecasting agencies around the world in an event that maritime locations currently or imminently experiencing winds of gale force on the Beaufort scale.

A gale warning is issued when sustained wind speeds exceed 35 kph (22 mph) at a height of 10 m (33 ft). A warning may be issued for up to 48 hours before the wind becomes severe enough to warrant a gale watch.

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