northerly

[nawr-ther-lee]
adjective
1.
moving, directed, or situated toward the north.
2.
(especially of a wind) coming from the north: a northerly gale.
adverb
3.
toward the north.
4.
from the north.
noun, plural northerlies.
5.
a wind that blows from the north.

Origin:
1545–55; north + -erly, modeled on easterly

northerliness, noun
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northerly (ˈnɔːðəlɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or situated in the north
 
adv, —adj
2.  towards or in the direction of the north
3.  from the north: a northerly wind
 
n , -lies
4.  a wind from the north
 
'northerliness
 
n

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Example sentences
The tree's decline is blamed on global warming, which is why cooler, more
  northerly spots are being sought.
Only three interstates run completely coast to coast: one northerly, one
  southerly and one down the middle.
They receive much of their precipitation as snow, and their northerly location
  moderates their temperatures.
When kicked up by a strong northerly wind, the dust became a severe irritant,
  smoking the insurgents out of their caves.
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