Strong easterly winds drove the fire down the westerly slopes of the Carmel Range.
Fortunately for our animals, the weather in the westerly belt was subject to very frequent changes.
It was followed by a calm, and afterwards by westerly winds.
It followed along the banks of that stream, in a westerly direction.
They therefore pressed on westerly, hoping soon to reach the Mississippi.
To the south this range seemed to get higher, and we could see some snow capped mountains to the south of our westerly course.
When snow began to fall with a westerly wind, that was sign number one.
A large bow window overlooks the park under a sou'-westerly sky.
Leeway on the starboard tack is the same as westerly Variation.
All are of three lancets, except the most westerly pair, which have six.
late 15c., "in a westerly direction; facing toward the west," from Middle English wester (adj.) "western" (mid-14c.), from Old English westra, variant of westerne (see western) + -ly (2). Cf. Old Norse (adv.). Middle English also had a verb wester "to go west." Related: Westerlies (n.). Somewhat contradictory sense of "coming from the west" attested by 1570s.
A wind, especially a prevailing wind, that blows from the west. The prevailing winds in the middle latitudes are westerlies. See illustration at wind.