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    Weather: Beaufort scale

    The huge storms and powerful winds that have battered the coast of Britain in recent weeks have changed the coastline forever. Cliffs have crumbled, beaches and sand dunes have been eroded, heavy seas have breached defences and shorelines and harbours have been damaged. Videographic explaining the Beaufort Scale, which classifies wind in 13 categories linked to speed, sea conditions and the visible impact on land.VIDEOGRAPHIC