the wind was gusting through the branches of the tree
A brief, strong rush of wind
A burst of something such as rain, sound, or emotion
gusts of rain lashed down the narrow alleys
a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. In outer space, solar wind is the movement of gases or charged particles from the sun through space, while planetary wind is the outgassing of light chemical elements from a planet's atmosphere into ...
A strong, abrupt rush of wind; Any rush or outburst (of water, emotion etc.); To blow in gusts
(Gusts) Hurricanes, tropical storms and thunderstorms are classified by CONSTANT winds. Gusts may be much higher. A hurricane with steady winds of 100 mph may contain gusts up to 130 mph.
A brief sudden increase in wind speed. Generally the duration is less than 20 seconds and the fluctuation greater than 10 mph.
A sudden brief increase in the speed of the wind.
The maximum instantaneous windspeed measured in a 10-minute period, if there is a a fluctuation of 10 knots or more between maximum and minimum speeds.
Any sudden increase of wind of short duration, usually a few seconds
A short but strong blast of wind; an outburst.
A short-term peak of wind. As weather stations sample the data at frequent intervals, and the anemometer must have some inertia, there is never any guarantee that peak gust speeds are measured accurately. However, this lack of accuracy (while the computer is working) is not important. ...
(n.): a strong, sudden rush of air
Sudden increase in wind velocity
A fluctuation of the mean wind speed with variations of 10 KT or more between peaks and lulls.