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adjective as in eastern

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North-northwest breezes remain light until late-day easterly breezes kick up a bit, gusting a couple times near 20 mph.

In September, roaring easterly winds combined with very dry vegetation to drive massive wildfires in Oregon’s forests, some of which had been ignited by lightning a few weeks prior.

Light easterly breezes may gust around 15 mph a couple times.

Denver’s NBC affiliate reported that avalanches can easily be triggered on northerly and easterly slopes, even from far away or below.

The hope was that the easterlies tumbling seaward from the dry lungs of California’s San Bernardino Valley would slingshot her past Catalina Island and to 125 degrees west longitude, where the currents would shift in her favor.

Each pilot made an easterly course toward Fallujah, heading back to the LZ beyond Camp Schwedler.

These divinations told them that Lennon should make a long journey in a south-easterly direction.

Afternoon weather for central London is predicted to be 12C, light rain, easterly breeze with the evening, largely overcast.

Strong easterly winds drove the fire down the westerly slopes of the Carmel Range.

From the easterly end of the flat the augmented river squeezed in a roaring rapids through a sort of bottle neck.

In the month of December strong south-easterly gales are not uncommon; and in February and March they are very frequent.

Consequently the journeying water by its momentum tends to move off in an easterly course.

Thick fog banks came sweeping past at intervals; a cold north-easterly gale conveyed a wintry feeling to the air.

Shortly before ten, two tar-barrels were observed burning in a north-easterly direction.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to easterly, such as: east, eastward, and on the east side of.

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