Meaning of wind speed in English:

wind speed


mass noun
  • The rate at which air is moving in a particular area.

    ‘wind speeds were estimated at between 200 and 210 mph’
    • ‘Across much of the Great Plains, the annual average wind speed is about 13.4 miles per hour.’
    • ‘It's the top-of-the-line in amateur weather gear, measuring everything from wind speed to rainfall and giving me personal forecasts.’
    • ‘Low wind speeds affecting more than 90 per cent of the country are only likely to occur for about an hour, once every five years during the winter.’
    • ‘It was his responsibility to decide whether the wind speeds were sufficiently low to climb.’
    • ‘The wind speed is always greater higher above the ground.’
    • ‘Winds are key to ballooning; the skilled pilot uses different wind speeds at different altitudes to move in the desired direction.’
    • ‘In exposed skin, the risk of a freezing injury increases with higher wind speeds.’
    • ‘If the air temperature is 3C and the wind speed is 25 miles per hour, then the wind chill temperature is minus 5C.’
    • ‘Mean wind speeds for the month of between 7 and 12 knots were higher than normal for July.’
    • ‘With a sustained wind speed of 165 mph for 12 hours, with occasional gusts measured at between 185 to 200 mph, the building swayed alarmingly.’