Definition of west-north-west in English:



  • The direction or compass point midway between west and north-west.

    • ‘He said the storm was moving towards west-north-west at 19 kilometres per hour with maximum sustained winds at 100 kilometres per hour.’
    • ‘Positioned about 100 miles west-north-west off mainland Scotland, St Kilda is a group of seven islands, which are often inaccessible to divers due to unforgiving weather.’
    • ‘John Brown reports that the fireball appeared about 120 km west-north-west from Amsterdam.’
    • ‘Head south-east now along the summit ridge and drop down for a short distance in the same direction before turning west-north-west where the trail begins.’
    • ‘By late afternoon, the National Hurricane Centre said the tropical depression had been estimated to be 175 miles west of St Lucia and was moving west-north-west.’
    • ‘The system was said to be moving west-north-west at seven miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.’