easterly easterly  /ˈi stər li/


  1. (n) a wind from the east
  2. (adj) lying in or toward the east
  3. (adj) from the east; used especially of winds
  4. (adv) from the east


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  1. Residents of more easterly Detroit, however, were loath to lose the extra hour of leisure-time illumination that Daylight Saving gave them.
  2. Losses in Texas owing to drought have apparently been practically offset by gains in more easterly portions of the cotton belt.
  3. This takes maximum advantage of the earth's easterly rotation, and gives the satellite about 1,000 m.


  1. Hot and humid with only a few storms

    The heat and humidity are on as highs will reach the low 90s with heat index values close to 100.  Afternoon storms will be limited, but we will see a few mainly inland, E of I-75.   Rain chances remain similar with the heat through Friday.  A weak front brings a few showers on Saturday and it brings back the easterly winds.  That means more typical afternoon showers and storms that blow back ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WTSP-TV Tampa

  2. World weather photos: Mother Nature's springtime wrath

    A pair of lightning bolts are seen striking the ground as a line of thunderstorms passes over Tyler, Texas on Tuesday, May 22, 2013. This same front continues to move easterly across the country.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Bakersfield

  3. Tonys 2013: Neil Patrick Harris jumps through hoop, puts on show

    Broadway dreams get a warm embrace in a lively telecast once again hosted by the unshakable Neil Patrick Harris. Broadway, you are a place and an idea, a subset of an artform bounded by certain northerly, easterly, westerly and southerly Manhattan streets surrounding the walk-through pinball machine known as Times Square. Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall, which is outside your official ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "This spill will continue to spread in a north-easterly direction and I must say, as of today the weather conditions are assisting," Ferguson said. "They are a bit more choppy and that will assist in the natural break-up of the oil and gas."
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: Martin Ferguson Source: AFP

  2. "The south-easterly definitely helped me," Harris told a news conference.
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Paul Harris Source: Reuters UK

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