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
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They kept on a north-northeasterly course for two days, when they were overtaken by a calm which lasted for nearly a week.
Furthermore, the cyclone is projected to move in a north-northeasterly direction further inland over Bangladesh.
"It is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further over the Odisha-West Bengal coastal areas, reach Khulna and adjoining southwestern part of the country by midnight," the forecast added.
By Monday, Domeng will head to a north-northeasterly direction as it leaves Philippine area of responsibility.
The bulletin said the storm was likely to intensify further and move in a north-northeasterly direction.
As of Friday noon, it was spotted 560 kilometers east of Aparri in Cagayan province, maintaining its wind speed of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 80 kph, and continued to move at a north-northeasterly direction at 15 kph.
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.
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