Definition of 'easterly'

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It looks as though easterly winds will be in charge for some time to come. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The high pressure also swept in easterly winds that made the east coast wetter and brought some chilly weather. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those high-pressure systems brought sunny, dry conditions and cold easterly winds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The easterly breeze had dropped suddenly and the wind was now driving them from the west. Marsden, Philip The Crossing-Place (1993)Cool and cloudy with an easterly breeze. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The weather conditions at the time were clear and dry with easterly winds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The stratosphere was disturbed and could have triggered bitterly cold easterly winds sweeping off northern Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This time we've had easterly winds. The Sun (2013)This allows more easterly winds to blow into Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The low pressure that ushers in the cold snaps often brings biting easterly winds from Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cool in an easterly breeze. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Coastal resorts equals easterly wind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The policeman claimed I was riding in an easterly direction. Times, Sunday Times (2015)BRITAIN is set for this winter's first widespread snow today as strong easterly winds send temperatures tumbling. The Sun (2008)The wind had turned easterly, blowing straight off the Swedish coast. Ben Nimmo IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)The upper reaches of the Thames froze and easterly winds brought blizzards and snow drifts 20ft deep. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A further 14 easterly miles, and a second town. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The winter of 2009-10 was extremely unusual for the long run of easterly winds that flooded the UK with cold air. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This easterly wind will sweep across to the UK, although the air will be warmed up somewhat before it reaches our shores. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'easterly'

British English: easterly ADJECTIVE
point An easterly point, area, or direction is to the east or towards the east.
He progressed slowly along the coast in an easterly direction.
  • American English: easterly
  • Brazilian Portuguese: do leste
  • Chinese: 向东的
  • European Spanish: al este
  • French: est
  • German: östlich
  • Italian: verso est
  • Japanese: 東方の
  • Korean: 동쪽 방향의
  • European Portuguese: do leste
  • Spanish: al este
British English: easterly ADJECTIVE
wind An easterly wind is a wind that blows from the east.
It was a beautiful September day, with stiff easterly winds.
  • American English: easterly
  • Brazilian Portuguese: do leste
  • Chinese: 从东而来的
  • European Spanish: del este
  • French: d'est
  • German: Ost-
  • Italian: orientale
  • Japanese: 東からの
  • Korean: 동쪽에서 부는
  • European Portuguese: do leste
  • Spanish: del este


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