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 (nôrth-ē′stər-lē, nôr-ē′-)
1. Situated toward the northeast.
2. Coming or being from the northeast.

north·east′er·ly adv.
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(ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ; ˌnɔːrˈiːstəlɪ)
adj, adv
(Physical Geography) in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
n, pl -lies
(Physical Geography) a wind or storm from the northeast
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(ˌnɔrθˈi stər li; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

adj., adv.
toward or from the northeast.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.northeasterly - coming from the northeast; "northeasterly winds"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
2.northeasterly - situated in or oriented toward the northeast; "the northeasterly part of the island"
north - situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; "artists like north light"; "the north portico"
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A. ADJ [wind] → del nor(d)este
we were headed in a northeasterly directioníbamos rumbo al nor(d)este or en dirección nor(d)este
B. Nviento m del nor(d)este
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[ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ] adj (wind) → che viene dal nordest; (direction) → verso nordest
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They had but to start, which they did on the 21st of December, at eight o'clock at night, the corvette meeting with a beautiful sea, a northeasterly wind, and rather sharp cold.
From where I stood I counted no less than a dozen streams winding down from among the table-buttes and emptying into a pretty river which flowed away in a northeasterly direction toward the op-posite end of the island.
For two days the yellow cog ran swiftly before a northeasterly wind, and on the dawn of the third the high land of Ushant lay like a mist upon the shimmering sky-line.
The cliffs for many miles had been trending in a northeasterly direction, indicating to Bradley that they were approaching the northern extremity of the island.
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Winds will be northeasterly to northwesterly moderate to brisk, blowing dust at times mainly in the Badia region , the JMD added.
Meanwhile, northeasterly winds are expected to strengthen as the weather front moves away Tuesday, bringing cooler weather, the CWB said.
Wind inshore will be mainly southeasterly to northeasterly at a speed of 8 to 18 knots gusting to 28 knots at some places with thundery rain.
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"The shift of wind direction from northeasterly to easterly over most parts of the country due to the establishment of the high pressure area over the northwestern Pacific signifies the termination of the northeast monsoon and the start of the dry season," PAGASA said.
This will be due to the northeasterly surface windflow and the easterlies affecting the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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