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Beaufort Weather Codes

 
Sir Francis Beaufort's
Personal Weather Notation
Weather
Notation
Code


1806-1807


1807-1810


1810-1812


1820-1825


1826-1832
b. Blue skyBlue skyBlue skyBlue skyBlue sky,
clear or turbid atmosphere
c. Clear
i.e., definite, sharp horizon
Definite sharp horizon, distant objects clearly visibleBright objects visible from afarClear, transparent atmosphere Individual passing clouds
ci.    Cirrus clouds 
cl. CloudyCloudyCloudyCloudy 
cu.   Cumulus clouds 
d.Dry, warm air   Mist (damp air)Drizzle, fine rain
da. Damp airDamp air  
dk.Dark, close airDark, gloomy weatherDark weatherDark weather but atmosphere clear 
dp.Damp air    
dr.DrizzleDrizzleDrizzle  
f.Fine weatherFine weatherFine weatherFoggyFog
f:    Dense Fog
fg.FoggyFogFog  
g.Dark, gloomy weather Dark, gloomy weatherGloomy weatherDark, gloomy weather
ge. Gloomy weather   
gr.Greasy skyGreasy skyGreasy sky  
h.HazeHazy weather HazeHazeHail
hr.Heavy rainHeavy rainHeavy rain  
hsh.Heavy showersHeavy showersHeavy showers  
hsq.Heavy squallsHeavy squallsHeavy squalls  
l.LightningLightningLightning Lightning
m. Mist Mist in valleyMist or hazy atmosphere
o.    Overcast. Entire sky covered by thick clouds.
p.Passing cloudPassing cloudPassing cloudPassing cloudPassing shower
q.    Squally winds
r.RainRainRainRainRain, continuous
s.Sultry  Strong squallsSnow
sd.Settled weather    
sh.ShowersWeather with ShowersWeather with ShowersShowers 
sy.Steady breeze    
sr.Light rainLight rain Light rainLight rainLight rain
sq.Squally windSqually windSqually wind  
st.   Stratus clouds 
t.ThunderThunderThunder Thunder
thr.Threatening skiesThreatening skiesThreatening skies  
vr.    Violent rain
w.Watery skiesWatery skiesWatery skies Wet, dew

 

bullet Above information taken from the Weather Doctor

bullet Abbreviations and codes used in the observer's diary

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