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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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At the junction climb the stile at the waymark post and head up the field, veering gently away from the hedge on the right, and climb a stile at the top.
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.