James asked this question a year ago but no answer. I also used rafales for gusts having never encountered bourrasques before.
Freeform Writing Exercise B1
Thank you for pointing this out! "Rafales de vent" has now been added as an option.
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
They are synonyms, although my understanding is ‘bourrasques’ conveys an indication of greater intensity of the ‘gusts’.
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