Definition of 'northerly'
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For six weeks, the ships were held back by a persistent northerly wind and could not set sail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is one of the most northerly towns in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This pattern meant winds from a cool northerly direction kept temperatures lower than average. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The northerly breeze may bring one or two light showers to northern and eastern coastal counties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today will be chilly with northerly winds and a mix of sunshine and showers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And thumbs are not in a northerly direction. The Sun (2010)Increased northerly winds have been blamed. The Sun (2008)Hence their suitability for a wall with a northerly or westerly aspect, with no morning sun. Times, Sunday Times (2006)North Sea coastal spots were cooler with a fresh northerly breeze. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This rain swept south overnight to be replaced on Thursday by colder northerly winds and sunnier skies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is as cold as any northerly wind we saw in January. Times, Sunday Times (2008)From the middle of last week colder northerly winds introduced some much-needed dry weather. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Forecasters predicted another week of cold temperatures and icy, northerly winds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The weekend so far has been colder, with eastern areas in particular exposed to the northerly wind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But this month the jet stream has swung farther south, leaving us exposed to cold northerly winds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Since the Rhine flows in a generally northerly direction it is difficult to visualise the area to which he refers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I have just come back from the most wonderful week in the most northerly part of Scotland. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In some northerly parts of Britain, it is almost impossible to source hay for sale. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The island is at a latitude of almost 81 ° and is the most northerly part of Svalbard. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The problems of dark mornings are especially great for those who farm and for the most northerly parts of the United Kingdom. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. northerly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'northerly'
British English: northerly ADJECTIVE
A northerly point, area, or direction is to the north or towards the north.
The storm is headed on a northerly path.
Definition of northerly from the Collins English Dictionary
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