north-northeasterly

north-northeasterly

n, pl -lies
1. (Physical Geography) a wind or storm coming from the north-northeast
2. (Nautical Terms) a wind or storm coming from the north-northeast
adj
3. (Physical Geography) in, to, or towards the north-north east
4. (Physical Geography) (of a wind) coming from the northeast
adv
5. (Physical Geography) to the north-northeast; in a north-northeasterly direction
6. (Nautical Terms) to the north-northeast; in a north-northeasterly direction
References in classic literature ?
They kept on a north-northeasterly course for two days, when they were overtaken by a calm which lasted for nearly a week.
The bulletin said the storm was likely to intensify further and move in a north-northeasterly direction.
The orientation of the yardangs leads scientists to theorise that strong north-northeasterly winds (from the lower right in the image) both deposited the original sediments and then caused their subsequent erosion in a later drier period of martian history.
The current environmental conditions and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models suggest that the system was likely to weaken further and move in a north-northeasterly direction and re-emerge in the north Bay of Bengal.
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