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When you talk of a north or northerly wind, do you mean that the wind blows from the north or towards the north? Is this the geographic north of the magnetic north?

A northerly wind refers to a wind that is blowing from the north towards the south. This is the geographic north, that is, the north that you will see on maps.

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Welcome rain spreading across parched SA

16:06 AEST A much-needed burst of wet weather will sweep across the southern half of SA during the next two days, although the useful showers will be accompanied by blustery winds and a wintry chill.

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