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 (south-wĕs′tər-lē, sou-wĕs′-)
1. Situated toward the southwest.
2. Coming or being from the southwest.

south·west′er·ly adv.
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(ˌsaʊθˈwɛstəlɪ; ˌsaʊˈwɛstəlɪ)
adj, adv
(Navigation) in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southwest
n, pl -lies
(Physical Geography) a wind or storm from the southwest
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(ˌsaʊθˈwɛs tər li; Naut. ˌsaʊ-)

adj., adv.
toward or from the southwest.
[1700–10; southwest + -erly (see easterly)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.southwesterly - coming from the southwest; "the winds are southwesterly"
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
2.southwesterly - situated in or oriented toward the southwest
south - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; "the south entrance"
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A. ADJ [wind] → del sudoeste, del suroeste
in a southwesterly directionhacia el sudoeste or suroeste, rumbo al sudoeste or suroeste, en dirección sudoeste or suroeste
B. N (= wind) → viento m del sudoeste or suroeste
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After the last load had been removed the warriors made lines fast to the craft and towed her far out into the valley in a southwesterly direction.
These three brethren told casual acquaintance that they were spending their Whitsun holidays in a walking tour through the Vale of Blackmoor, their course being southwesterly from the town of Shaston on the north-east.
It was not long before he came to a small stream, where he quenched his thirst, and thereafter he saw that the trail followed in the general direction of the stream, which ran southwesterly. Here and there were cross trails and others which joined the main avenue, and always upon each of them were the tracks and scent of the great cats, of Numa, the lion, and Sheeta, the panther.
I knew that I must travel in a southwesterly direction to reach my destination, but the sun was my only guide.
The hot weather should extend to the Greater Taipei area and Yilan, where the mercury will likely hit 37 degrees because of the influence of southwesterly winds, and to the cities of Keelung and Taoyuan, where temperatures of 36 degrees are expected, according to the bureau.
The prevalence of southwesterly surface wind flow over the country could mean that the wet or rainy season is almost here.
Scattered rain is expected in the northern and central parts of the southwesterly regions that may turn heavy accompanied by hail at times causing floods in valleys and low-lying regions.
The wind will be southwesterly with active gusts and its speeds will exceed 60 km per hour sometimes while the sea waves will be high in amplitude.
Winds are mostly southwesterly, moderate in strength, and are accompanied by a dust storm.
The Authority pointed out that weather in Makkah, Madinah and Holy sites is partly cloudy, the maximum temperature in Makkah 41 degrees Celsius , the minimum 29 degrees, the wind direction is westerly-northwesterly, in Arafat and Muzdalifah holy sites, the maximum temperature 40 degrees , the minimum 28 degrees and the wind direction in the holy sites is southwesterly to westerly, the humidity rate in Makkah and the holy sites is 60%.
Directorate General of Meteorology stated that 'winds along the coastal areas of Sea of Oman will be northeasterly, light to moderate during day becoming southwesterly light at night'.
Wind inshore will be variable less than 05 knot at first, becoming mainly southwesterly to northwesterly at a speed of 05 to 15 knot.

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