Definition of southwester in English:



  • A wind blowing from the south-west.

    • ‘He was one of six trainees aboard the Durban-registered yacht which was on a training cruise when it was hit by five-metre swells and a 60 km/h southwester off Kwelera Point near Gonubie.’
    • ‘About 40 people including the master and the man in charge of the salvage operation remained on board last night when rough seas and a 90 km/h southwester prevented their leaving.’
    • ‘By last night the wind had dropped to a southwester of about 10 knots.’
    • ‘The Durban-based yacht was off Kwelera Point near Gonubie, but the swell, whipped up by a 60 km/h southwester, prevented the rescue boat from coming alongside.’