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This site map lists links for every visible page that has been posted on the site, under broad categories. The broad categories are in CAPITALS (like that), and sub-categories are just in bold type (like that...)

Note that the last broad category is called VISITOR-CONTRIBUTED. From there down, all the pages listed have been submitted by visitors to this site. I'm grateful to them all, and there's some good stuff in there if you look for it.

There are over one thousand pages on this site, although not all of them are listed below. Thank goodness for scroll bars!

Some of the very earliest pages make us cringe now... We hope you don't find them ;-)

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Last updated: 22 Dec 2017

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  1. A UK Kite Festival - one of the first for the year

    Mar 15, 18 08:51 PM

    This article covers weather, geography, history and architecture with regard to a UK kite festival in Newbiggin-by-the-sea. Kites get a mention too!

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Wind Speeds

Light air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2    

Gentle breeze
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

Fresh breeze
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5    

Strong breeze
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7