A lee the helm, put it to the leeward side of the ship.
It had maximum sustained winds at 35 mph (55 kph) and was 1,225 miles (2,020 kilometers) east-northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.
Located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Caribbean, Pointe-à-Pitre is the main gateway to Guadeloupe, another overseas French territory.
It consisted of British territories in the Caribbean; Barbados, the Bahamas, British Guiana, British Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Leeward Islands.
The northern Lesser Antilles are also known as the Leeward Islands.
Vincent in the Leeward Islands were deported to a penal colony on Roatán.
A sand cay (or cays) commonly develops on one or both of the leeward wings.
On the western, or leeward, side of Hawaii’s mountains a tropical savanna climate prevails.
Oregon grapes, grown on the leeward side of the Coast Ranges, are used in the manufacture of wine.
An island nation of the Lesser Antilles, Antigua and Barbuda lies at the southern end of the Leeward Islands.
The main island of Antigua, unlike the other Leeward Islands, has no forests, mountains, or rivers and few springs.
The flakes and curls are readily deflated, and these wind-eroded sediments are then deposited leeward of the playas and saline flats from…
Moreover, the flag badge for the Leeward Islands, as used on the British Blue Ensign, was one of the least dignified in the British Empire.
Antigua and Barbuda, islands that form an independent state in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, at the southern end of the Leeward Islands chain.
As the air rises it cools, leading to higher precipitation on windward mountain slopes (orographic precipitation); as it descends leeward slopes it becomes warmer…
In the southern tropical regions, rivers have a much more regular regime, running full throughout the year, except in the dry rain-shadow areas leeward of the mountains.
As the air makes its leeward descent, it is compressed and warms rapidly all the way downslope because there is little water left to evaporate and absorb heat; thus, the air is…
Community colleges in the University of Hawaii system are Honolulu and Kapiolani (both in Honolulu), Leeward (Pearl City), Windward (Kaneohe), Hawaii (Hilo), Kauai (Lihue), and Maui (Kahului).
Conversely, as the winds descend on the leeward side of the Western Ghats, the air’s moisture-bearing capacity increases and the resultant rain shadow makes for a belt of semiarid terrain, much of it with less than 25 inches (635 mm) of precipitation per…
As the air makes its leeward descent, it is compressed and warms rapidly all the way downslope because there is little water left to evaporate and absorb heat; thus, the air is warmer and drier when it reaches the foot of the leeward slope than when it begins its windward ascent.
- the direction in which the wind is blowing
- on the side away from the wind
Example: on the leeward side of the island
- away from the wind
Example: they were sailing leeward
- the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
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