Meaning of gale warning in English:

gale warning


  • An official notification of the approach of gale-force winds at sea or in coastal regions.

    ‘the National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for the coast’
    • ‘Stormy weather battered Massachusetts, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a tornado watch and gale warnings.’
    • ‘He surfs the raging currents of major estuaries and shipping lanes; he scoffs at riptides and gale warnings.’
    • ‘At the time, the coastguard said that a force eight gale warning was in force.’
    • ‘He said gale warnings are forecast for this afternoon, meaning boats would not be able to accompany the whales even if they were refloated.’
    • ‘Despite all the gale warnings and weather alerts we have escaped considerably in this part of the midlands.’
    • ‘Undeterred by severe gale warnings, he and his children set off without a guide.’
    • ‘We had gale warnings all morning so we sent out notification to all the airlines.’
    • ‘The sea was fairly calm but a gale warning had been issued, so the race was on to take advantage of the calm before the storm.’
    • ‘In spite of adverse weather conditions and a gale warning, nineteen anglers took part in this year's fundraiser on September 26.’
    • ‘Leeds-Bradford airport said the wind speed reached 56 knots at its peak - enough to warrant a severe gale warning - before dropping back.’