northwesterly northwesterly  /ˌnɔrθ ˈwɛ stər li/


  1. (adj) coming from the northwest
  2. (adj) situated in or oriented toward the northwest



  1. A scorching northwesterly wind has blasted much of southeastern Australia for almost a week, creating the worst heat wave in the region for 70 years.
  2. Visitors to Ysios' new bodega, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra de Cantabria that shields the Rioja vines from northwesterly winds, may feel like wine pilgrims.
  3. Whirled along by a fresh, northwesterly breeze, the flames licked hungrily along the wooden decks of her broad promenade.


  • Return to sunshine and dry air!

    GREAT DAYS AHEAD: The rain has cleared and the clouds are scouring out for this Wednesday. Some fog is around this morning, but high pressure is squeezing in and northwesterly winds should help to scour the fog out of the …
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

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