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gust

[gəst]
(meteorology)
A sudden, brief increase in the speed of the wind; it is of a more transient character than a squall and is followed by a lull or slackening in the wind speed.

gust

A transient and momentary increase in wind speed.
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Earlier yesterday afternoon, winds from the south-west were gusting at 55mph to 60mph.
NTSB: "So, you took a low-wing-loading, single-engine airplane into an airport that was reporting winds of 22 gusting 35.
A Holyhead Coastguard spokeswoman said: ``Mainly the winds were gusting at 9-10 on the Beaufort scale, gale force winds.
A kite surfer is in critical condition after he was hurled 70ft into the air by gusting winds at Aberavon Beach.
TORRENTIAL rain and winds gusting up to 70mph were expected to batter Britain today.