WIND STRENGTH can be indicated in several different ways - here we have made a comparison between the most common.
|Beaufort||m/s||knots||km/h||Name||Wave||At open sea||On land|
|0||0 - 0,2||0-1||0 - 0,72||Calm||0 m||
Water surface like a mirror. The strokes will often become weaker.
|No effect - Possible spots for tents are numerous.|
|1||0,3 - 1,5||2-3||1,08 - 5,4||Light Air||0,1 m||Ripple - A long tour migth become tiresome as one cannot see the movement.||Noticeable at the skin -A tent will stand up where it was put.|
|2||1,6 - 3,3||4-6||5,76 - 11,88||Light Breeze||0,2 m||Minor waves that don’t break - Nice to paddle invites to good speed even in head wind.||Small leaves and branches moves and a pennant will lift - The canvas moves|
|3||3,4 - 5,4||7-10||12,24 - 19,44||Gentle Breeze||0,6 m||Wave crests starts breaking - Still posible to paddle without thinking about wind direction.||Leaves and branches in constant move and pennant will stretch out -No problems for a tent.|
|4||5,5 - 7,9||11-16||19,8 - 28,44||Moderate Breeze||1,0 m||Longer waves with more white crests and breaks with a short noise -It's tiresome to paddle in head wind.||A flag will stretch out and thinner branch will move - Nice if the tent is in a sheltered area.|
|5||8 - 10,7||17-20||28,8 - 38,52||Fresh Breeze||2,0 m||More distinct waves with white spray breaking with constant noise - Tiresome paddling even on sheltered water.||Larger branches swing and electric lines blow - Time to check the lines holding the tent.|
|6||10,8 - 13,8||21-27||38,88 - 49,68||Strong Breeze||3,0 m||Larger waves with large fields of spray and a roaring sound - Each paddle stroke doesnt bring you far and smaller boats search for land.||Larger branches swing and electric lines blow - Time to find some extra support lines for the tent if it is not sheltered|
|7||13,9 - 17,1||28-33||50,04 - 61,56||Near Gale||4,0 m||The surfs will be heard far away and the spray foam forms long strings - The boating people have searched for sheltered marinas.||Entire trees are moving and it’s hard to walk in the wind - Hope the tent lines will hold.|
|8||17,2-20,7||34-40||61,92 - 74,52||Gale||5,5 m||The sea is roaring and the foam is seen in long and close strings - A faschination view if ashore||Branches are broken off from the trees - Hope no branch will drop on the tent.|
|9||20,8 - 24,4||41-47||74,88 - 87,84||
|7,0 m||High waves with foam string whipped up in the air and decrease the sight - The waterlevel will rise drastically at wind towards land.||Minor damages at house and roof tiles blow down - it's a never ending duty to retigthen the tent lines.|
|10||24,5 - 28,4||48-55||88,2 - 102,24||Storm||9,0 m||The sea looks almost white and the thunder from breaking waves comes irregularly - This is seriously even to large ships.||Rare in the inland and trees are falling with its roots - After a storm comes calm wind so rest if possible. To gain strength to move on.|