Beaufort Scale Day

Category: Science
Beaufort Scale Day around the world in 2025
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About Beaufort Scale Day

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Dates of Beaufort Scale Day
2025 InternationalMay 7
International Wed, May 7Observances Holiday
2024 InternationalMay 7
International Tue, May 7Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalMay 7
International Sun, May 7Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalMay 7
International Sat, May 7Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalMay 7
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Summary
Observed on the birthday of Sir Francis Beaufort, who was born on this day in 1774.

A day to honour the British naval officer, Sir Francis Beaufort, who in 1806 devised a scale of wind force from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane) that was based on observation, not requiring any special instruments.

The scale was adopted for international use in 1874 and has since been enlarged and refined.

Beaufort was born at Flower Hill, Meath, Ireland on May 7th 1774, and died in Brighton, England on December 17th, 1857.

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