westerly

[ UK /wˈɛstəli/ ]
[ US /ˈwɛstɝɫi/ ]
NOUN
  1. the winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth
ADVERB
  1. from the west
    the wind blew westerly
  2. toward the west
    we began to steer away westerly
ADJECTIVE
  1. moving toward the west
    westbound pioneers
  2. of wind; from the west
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How To Use westerly In A Sentence

  • After climbing a steep rise for about twenty minutes the road crested, then began to slope downwards, taking a more westerly direction.
  • However, there was no sign of desperately needed rain and a westerly roared in from Australia's arid outback, fanning flames and scattering red hot embers to start new blazes.
  • Winds are generally north-westerly, increasing in the afternoons and ranging from 5 knots to 20 knots (5¾mph to 23mph). Times, Sunday Times
  • A light westerly wind blew, gentle as the day, and whipped up the dusts moving them to scattered graves and other surrounding parts of the city.
  • During more intense El Niño episodes, westerly winds are observed over parts of the equatorial western and central Pacific.
  • The most westerly point of the island is steeped in history. The Sun
  • The human species has not evolved such that it can tolerate sitting in that southwesterly location, behind uninsulated glass, leaning on a heat absorbing table of dark steel and not be grossly uncomfortable.
  • These studies also show that birds using easterly coastal flyways in the fall return by more westerly central routes in spring.
  • France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • Its movement is north-northwesterly at 15 miles per hour. CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2005
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