HC Deb 23 March 1955 vol 538 cc2062-3
37. Captain Ryder

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will arrange for the description used to indicate the force of the wind in the weather forecast to shipping issued by the Meteorological Office to comply with that used by seamen under the notation of the Beaufort Scale.

Mr. Ward

The Meteorological Office intends to make this change within the next few weeks.

Captain Ryder

Do I understand that shipping forecasts will use the numerical notation of the Beaufort Scale?

Mr. Ward