One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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