Definition of Prevailing westerly

1. Noun. The winds from the west that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth.

Exact synonyms: Westerly
Generic synonyms: West Wind, Wester
Derivative terms: Westerly



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Literary usage of Prevailing westerly

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1. A System of Physical Geography: Containing a Description of the Natural by David M. Warren (1860)
"The vessel is then within the region of prevailing westerly winds, by which she may sail directly into port. 4. From the united Stales or Europe to China, ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"... the southern peninsulas of Europe therefore indicates prevailing westerly winds in the northern part of the Mediterranean sea during the Great Ice Age, ..."

3. Meteorology: A Text Book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"prevailing westerly winds.— In the northern hemisphere, from the tropical belt of high pressure poleward, the wind blows from the southwest or some westerly ..."

4. Meteorology: A Text-book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"prevailing westerly winds.— In the northern hemisphere, from the tropical belt of high pressure poleward, the wind blows from the southwest or some westerly ..."

5. Commercial Geography by Henry Gannett, Carl Louise Garrison, Edwin James Houston (1905)
"Zones of the prevailing westerly Winds. — Beyond the calms of Cancer and ... These wind zones are therefore called the zones of prevailing westerly winds. ..."

6. Commercial Geography by Henry Gannett, Carl Louise Garrison, Edwin James Houston (1905)
"Zones of the prevailing westerly Winds. — Beyond the calms of Cancer and ... These wind zones are therefore called the zones of prevailing westerly ..."

7. Commercial Geography by Henry Gannett, Carl Louise Garrison, Edwin James Houston (1915)
"Zones of the prevailing westerly Winds. — Beyond the calms of Cancer and ... These wind zones are therefore called the zones of prevailing westerly winds. ..."

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