Definition of north-westerly in English:

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north-westerly

Pronunciation: /nɔːθˈwɛst(ə)li/

adjective& adverb

Another term for north-west.
Example sentences
  • The MoD has been using Cape Wrath as a live bombing range for nearly 70 years with the tacit agreement of the residents of nearby Durness, mainland Britain's most north-westerly village.
  • Forecaster Gerard Bellam says north-westerly winds are on the way, which will give the country, especially eastern regions, a chance to warm up.
  • ESB spokesperson Pauline Madigan said the situation could have been much worse as the winds were south-westerly instead of the usually more damaging north-westerly winds.

noun

another term for northwester.
Example sentences
  • Back on the ship, the 14-man team were fighting against strengthening north-westerlies.
  • Another summer wind, a north-westerly, blowing over Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
  • Monday's strong wind gave the fleet a good race as boats tacked off from the start to find the best wind in the main north-westerly, or to pick up the north-easterly air stream down Troutbeck.

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