What does Southerly mean?

Definitions for Southerly
ˈsʌð ər liSouther·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. south wind, souther, southerly(adj)

    a wind from the south

  2. southerly, southern(adj)

    situated in or oriented toward the south

    "a southern exposure"; "took a southerly course"

  3. southerly, southern(adverb)

    from the south; used especially of wind

    "a hot southerly wind"; "southern breezes"; "the winds are southerly"

  4. southerly, southward, southwards(adverb)

    toward the south

    "the ship turned southerly"

  5. southerly(adverb)

    from the south

    "a wind blew southerly"


  1. southerly(Noun)

    A wind blowing from the south.

  2. southerly(Adverb)

    In a southward direction or position; towards the south.

  3. southerly(Adverb)

    From the south.

  4. southerly(Adjective)

    coming from the south.

    Warm, moist air was brought by southerly winds

  5. southerly(Adjective)

    Facing the south; directed towards the south.

  6. southerly(Adjective)

    Located towards the south

Webster Dictionary

  1. Southerly(adj)



  1. Southerly

    Southerly is the name of a storm or front of air coming from the South. In the Southern Hemisphere these can be cold and have bad weather. In Wellington, New Zealand these storms are normally short and frequently have winds gusting between 120 km/h and 160 km/h though higher speeds are known. In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia these events are known as southerly busters. On sunny days in the Sydney Summer, the land heats up rapidly during the morning, while sea temperatures remain cool, typically 20 to 23 degrees. The prevailing early morning wind is a light South West offshore breeze that blows from land to sea, but as the land heats up a North East convection wind develops. This is a typical "sea breeze". It starts shortly after sunrise on the coast and gradually pushes inland as the day proceeds, typically reaching the City by mid to late morning and the Western Suburbs by early to mid afternoon. Frequently, a strong offsea gale develops from the South, bringing a rapid fall in temperature, and sometimes a short, violent rain/hail storm. On hot afternoons in the late nineteenth century, before the days of radio, the Sydney Observatory would fly a flag bearing the letters "JB" to indicate that the Southerly Buster had reached Jervis Bay, about 150 km to the South as the crow flies, and Henry Lawson even wrote a poem on the subject.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Southerly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Southerly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Southerly in a Sentence

  1. Van Dam:

    The strong southerly flow from the jet stream could have brought it from an active volcano in southwest Colima, Mexico. But if we go farther west towards eastern Russia, there's another active volcano there.

  2. The Malaysian report:

    The analysis showed the aircraft changed course shortly after it passed the northern tip of Sumatra (Indonesia) and travelled in a southerly direction until it ran out of fuel in the southern Indian Ocean west of Australia.

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  • паўднёвыBelarusian
  • etelänpuoleinen, eteläpuolinen, eteläinen, tulevaFinnish
  • ю́жный ве́тер, ю́жныйRussian

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