Coming or being from the north: northerly winds. (adjective)
A storm or wind coming from the north.(noun)
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Use "northerly" in a sentence
"It is proposed to intersect this block, to break it up, by opening a thoroughfare known as Cambrai Avenue which would run northerly from the north side of Front Street and immediately to the east of the Royal York Hotel, running northerly to Pearl Street at a width of 100 feet."
"I remember Lawrence Burger drove his mom's burgundy Oldsmobile, and I'd slide over in the middle seat next to him as we trolled the mean streets of suburban Don Mills, aka my northerly suburb of Toronto."
"Thus, a wind from the north blowing toward the south is called a northerly wind."