noun, plural west·er·lies.
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Origin of westerly
OTHER WORDS FROM westerlywest·er·li·ness, noun
Words nearby westerly
Example sentences from the Web for westerlies
South of Africa and Australia, also, the westerlies are remarkably steady and strong.
In winter the westerlies give moderate rains, chiefly on the south-western coast.
On the polar margins of the trade-wind zone lie the sub-tropical belts, of alternating trades and westerlies.
There came a burst of afternoon westerlies which blew small hurricanes from noon to sundown.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The “westerlies” meet “easterlies” from the polar highs at about 50-60° N. and S.Deserts|A. S. Walker