Definition of storm cone in English:

storm cone


  • (in the UK) a black conical object hoisted by coastguards as a gale warning, the number and arrangement of cones giving information about wind direction and strength.

    • ‘Yet the obsessive concern with gesture politics seems quite unaware or unconcerned over the storm cones being raised.’
    • ‘I can't wait to see the flags and the storm cones flying again, or to see the mast illuminated at Christmas.’
    • ‘But while the storm cones are raised, I am not convinced that a blanket ‘sell’ policy is appropriate.’
    • ‘It has scouted out the land the broadsheet never visits, and hoisted some storm cones.’