Another term for moderate gale.
- They were almost level under the final three sections under the two giant oak trees that shuddered and shook in the near gale force north east winds.
- They gave a stirring performance right from the throw-in and made full use of the near gale force wind which assisted them in the opening half - at the end of which they enjoyed a six-point advantage.
- In near gale force winds scores soared as players had to contend with hard, firm greens in addition to the blustery conditions.
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