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veering

[′vir·iŋ]
(meteorology)
In international usage, a change in wind direction in a clockwise sense (for example, south to southwest to west) in either hemisphere of the earth.
According to widespread usage among United States meteorologists, a change in wind direction in a clockwise sense in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

veering

The change of direction of wind in a clock-wise direction. The change of direction of wind in an anticlock-wise direction is known as backing. See backing.
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As expected the winds are out of the southeast at the surface, veering to southwest at 10,000 feet and westerly at 30,000 feet.
The driver, who was critically injured but not identified, told police he thought someone cut in front of him and the last thing he remembered was veering to the right.
4 OMITTED] - either veering out to the strong-side corner or moving up and over the double screen at the weakside elbow.