Breezy vs Windy: What’s the difference?

Terms describing sustained wind speeds

ORLANDO, Florida. – Some days the wind can play a big role in your outdoor plans. Whether it’s a day at the beach or a picnic in the park, the wind can make your day unforgettable. Especially when the winds become dangerous and destructive.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a definite difference between terms like windy and windy. And it is measured by a steady wind speed, that is, a wind lasting more than two minutes. A sudden gust of wind is a gust of wind that lasts less than 20 seconds.

Breakdown of weather terms

  • Light/variable wind: 0-5 mph

  • Without description: 5-10 mph or 10-15 mph

  • Fresh / Lively / Windy: 15-25 mph

  • Windy: 20-30 mph

Breezy vs. Windy Graphics
  • very windy: 30-40 mph

  • Strong/high/damaging: +40 mph

  • Gale: 45-55 mph

  • Whole storm: 55-65 mph

  • storm force: 65-75 mph

  • hurricane force: +75 mph

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