gale warning


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gale warning

[′gāl ‚wȯrn·iŋ]
(meteorology)
A storm warning for marine interests of impending winds from 28 to 47 knots (52-87 kilometers per hour), signaled by two triangular red pennants by day, and a white lantern over a red lantern by night.
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The Met Office has issued a severe gale warning for most of the country, and says disruption to transport and power supplies is possible.
Chris Coulter, Coastguard sector manager for Whitby, said that at the time of the tragedy there was a Force 8 gale warning in place.
and a strong gale warning at sea had been issued in the area.
The idea was abandoned after yesterdays gale warning, because it was feared the mounts may have spooked.
However, Met Eireann maintained its gale warning for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea overnight.
The severe gale warning, which covers much of Britain, was in force from 9pm last night until this afternoon.
A severe gale warning has been issued for much of Britain from 9pm tonight until tomorrow afternoon.
The Met Office issued a severe gale warning for much of Britain from 9pm tonight until tomorrow afternoon.
A coastguard spokesman said: "There's a gale warning in place across the Irish Sea.
The disaster had an effect on the development of the Meteorological Office as Captain Robert Fitzroy, who was in charge of the office at the time, brought in the first gale warning service.
As the water reached shallower depths, the waves receded a bit - but when combined with Tuesday morning's gale warning, storm-watching was in top form.
There is a gale warning in place on waters from Fair Head to Carlingford Lough to Mizen Head and on the Irish Sea.