Hurricane carries which of the following Beaufort Number? (a) 9 (b) 10 (c) 11 (d) 12

Answer and concept of Beaufort Number requiered

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Apr 1, 2016

Hurricane Force on the Beaufort scale is considered to be a 12.


The Beaufort scale is a scale that relates wind speed to conditions at sea (such as waves) or on land (such as sand storms). Each number on the Beaufort scale, which ranges from 0 to 12, corresponds to the strength/ speed of the winds, the greater the number the stronger the winds. On the Beaufort scale Hurricane force winds are anything with a wind speed in excess of 73 miles per hour (117 kilometers per hour).

The Beaufort scale:

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The Beaufort scale is currently undergoing revisions which will make it a more accurate 30 level scale.