noun, plural north·er·lies.
Examples from the Web for northerly
Shandon looked in a northerly direction, and shuddered in spite of himself.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne
We have been obliged to steer a northerly course along the edge of the pack.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
And northerly again were the pillars of the Giant's Causeway, blue-black against the sun.The Wind Bloweth|Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
It was cloudy nearly all day on September 7; wind moderate, northerly; temperature, 33 to 40.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
The Finnish forces cut off his retreat in a northerly direction.