Borks Vacation Houses in Norway
Borks Vacation Houses in Norway

Vacation Houses in Norway

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WindUndWetter

Wind and weather

For your own safety you should always inform about the current weather conditions before you start your boat trip. A short overview of the wind intensity and its impact on land and sea / ocean you will find in the following summary.

    • Bft
    • km/h
    • m/s
    • knots
    • Description
    • Sea conditions
    • Land conditions
    • 0
    • < 1
    • 0-0,2
    • 0
    • Calm
    • Flat
    • Calm. Smoke rises vertically.
    • 1
    • 1-5
    • 0,3-1,5
    • 1-3
    • Light air
    • Ripples without crests.
    • Smoke drift indicates wind direction. Leaves and wind vanes are stationary.
    • 2
    • 6-11
    • 1,6-3,3
    • 4-6
    • Light breeze
    • Small wavelets. Crests of glassy appearance, not breaking.
    • Wind felt on exposed skin. Leaves rustle. Wind vanes begin to move.
    • 3
    • 12-19
    • 3,4-5,4
    • 7-10
    • Gentle breeze
    • Large wavelets. Crests begin to break; scattered whitecaps
    • Leaves and small twigs constantly moving, light flags extended.
    • 4
    • 20-28
    • 5,5-7,9
    • 11-16
    • Moderate breeze
    • Small waves with breaking crests. Fairly frequent whitecaps.
    • Dust and loose paper raised. Small branches begin to move.
    • 5
    • 29-38
    • 8,0-10,7
    • 17-21
    • Fresh breeze
    • Moderate waves of some length. Many whitecaps. Small amounts of spray.
    • Branches of a moderate size move. Small trees in leaf begin to sway.
    • 6
    • 39-49
    • 10,8-13,8
    • 22-27
    • Strong breeze
    • Long waves begin to form. White foam crests are very frequent. Some airborne spray is present.
    • Large branches in motion. Whistling heard in overhead wires. Umbrella use becomes difficult. Empty plastic bins tip over.
    • 7
    • 50-61
    • 13,9-17,1
    • 28-33
    • High wind, moderate gale, near gale
    • Sea heaps up. Some foam from breaking waves is blown into streaks along wind direction. Moderate amounts of airborne spray.
    • Whole trees in motion. Effort needed to walk against the wind.
    • 8
    • 62-74
    • 17,2-20,7
    • 34-40
    • Gale, fresh gale
    • Moderately high waves with breaking crests forming spindrift. Well-marked streaks of foam are blown along wind direction. Considerable airborne spray.
    • Some twigs broken from trees. Cars veer on road. Progress on foot is seriously impeded.
    • 9
    • 75-88
    • 20,8-24,4
    • 41-47
    • Strong gale
    • Dense foam is blown along wind direction. Large amounts of airborne spray may begin to reduce visibility.
    • Some branches break off trees, and some small trees blow over. Construction/temporary signs and barricades blow over.
    • 10
    • 89-102
    • 24,5-28,4
    • 48-55
    • Storm, whole gale
    • Very high waves with overhanging crests. Large patches of foam from wave crests give the sea a white appearance. Considerable tumbling of waves with heavy impact. Large amounts of airborne spray reduce visibility.
    • Trees are broken off or uprooted, structural damage likely.
    • 11
    • 103-117
    • 28,5-32,6
    • 56-63
    • violent storm
    • Exceptionally high waves. Very large patches of foam, driven before the wind, cover much of the sea surface. Very large amounts of airborne spray severely reduce visibility.
    • Widespread vegetation and structural damage likely.
    • 12
    • > 117
    • > 32,7
    • > 64
    • Hurricane force
    • Huge waves. Sea is completely white with foam and spray. Air is filled with driving spray, greatly reducing visibility.
    • Severe widespread damage to vegetation and structures. Debris and unsecured objects are hurled about.