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southeasterly

[ south-ee-ster-lee; Nautical sou-ee-ster-lee ]

adjective

  1. toward or from the southeast.


southeasterly

/ ˌsaʊˈiːstəlɪ; ˌsaʊθˈiːstəlɪ /

adjective

  1. in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southeast


noun

  1. a strong wind or storm from the southeast
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Word History and Origins

Origin of southeasterly1

First recorded in 1700–10; south + easterly
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Example Sentences

That places the entire East Coast on the warm side of the system, which will bring southerly or southeasterly winds, an onshore flow and gusts topping 50 mph near the shoreline, and 30 to 40 mph inland.

South-southeasterly breezes may be a bit more noticeable, gusting above 10 mph, by late afternoon as well.

South-southeasterly breezes may blow near 15 mph a few times, helping to stir the atmosphere, and tolerable dew points around the 60-degree mark keep that humid feeling under control.

High temperatures should benefit from winds turning toward a more southeasterly direction around 15 mph by late afternoon.

Light southeasterly breezes continue to transport mild air into our region.

The southeasterly wind ruffles the bay with white-capped waves and dashes sheets of rain against window and roof.

It flows in a southeasterly direction, and burrows its nose deeply into the forest-covered hills at the mountain's foot.

Our records require an extension of known range of this species southeasterly by approximately 50 miles.

Looking away in a southeasterly direction, the scenic beauty is grandly impressive.

The expedition then, over a southeasterly route, made its way toward the coast.

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