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 Has anywhere ever had a Gale? 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:55 pm 
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isnt a Gale day defined when the 10 min average reaches 40.0mph +

now ive only had my daily max 10 min average logged since August this year

my highest 10 min average is 27.1mph on 13th Nov so far

can anyone tell me what events have achieved Gales?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:30 pm 
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I think is 39mph over a 10 min period

I had just one last year.

I suspect that many of our anemometers are not set high enough, if they were 10m of the ground as they should be we may record a lot more !


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:51 pm 
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was that the 12th feb?

my anemometer is 5m off the ground, that's as high as i will ever get it i think

i find i get gusts almost twice the 10 min average, so a 10 min average of 25mph, gusts up to 50mph would be expected

so for a 10 min speed of 39mph it'd surely be a fairly extraordinary event with gusts 70-80mph

i just don't see how Gales are as common as they are supposed to be at all

5-20 days per year is quoted for the Lake District

id be surprised if the met office site at Keswick ever manages 5 gales a year, if any. It has one of the lowest mean wind speeds in the country.


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