Definition of south-westerly in English:

south-westerly

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adjective & adverb

  • another term for south-west. [as adjective]: a south-westerly wind [as adverb]: make straight south-westerly from here
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    • The county is currently enjoying a warm spell, brought on by light south-westerly winds, which has even prompted some people to go back into their summer wardrobe.
    • The South, the West Country and the Midlands bore the brunt of the weather, but the rain - driven by gale-force south-westerly winds - caused river levels in Yorkshire to rise rapidly.
    • The best time to dive here is when the wind blows offshore, but steer clear when the swell of south or south-westerly winds is running onto the beach, because it makes it difficult to get in and out of the water.

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  • another term for southwester. a cold and vicious south-westerly
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    • Southerly flow into the monsoon is a continuation of the south-easterly trades of the southern hemisphere, except that they are deflected to the right by the Coriolis force in the northern hemisphere to become south-westerlies.
    • The Thai players from various provinces fought off some strong challenges from a big contingent of European entries, as well as rain storms, intense heat and strong south-westerlies - all in the day's play.
    • Ireland has a maritime climate with mild winters and warm summers thanks to prevailing south-westerlies and the Gulf Stream.

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