light breeze


Definition of light breeze

: wind having a speed of 4 to 7 miles (about 6 to 11 kilometers) per hour — see Beaufort Scale Table

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During the fireworks, a light breeze from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph should be enough to disperse the smoke so that visibility is decent. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Detailed July 4 forecast for D.C. area: The swelter takes a small step back," 3 July 2018 The white-gray skies are accompanied by a light breeze from the neighboring Hudson River whispering around the Pier 26 court. Max Meyer,, "Chase Budinger Rediscovers Volleyball Dream After NBA Career," 26 June 2018 The festival launched on July 7 under blue skies at 75 degrees with a light breeze. Karie Angell Luc,, "'It lifts you right up to heaven': Gulyas tradition continues in Norridge," 9 July 2018 Monday’s gloomy clouds and chilly rain will disappear, to be replaced by a partly cloudy sky, warm 78 degree temperature, just 57 percent humidity and a light breeze. Katherine Fominykh,, "FAQ: A guide to Tuesday's Capitals victory parade in Washington, D.C.," 11 June 2018 Saturday and Sunday will see high temperatures of 93 and 94 degrees, respectively, according to the Weather Service, with sunny skies and a light breeze providing little relief for Indianapolis residents. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis heats up this weekend as temperatures climb into the 90s," 15 June 2018 Confidence: High Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and cool/comfortable with lows in the 50s to low 60s along with a few light breezes. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Afternoon showers and storms, then dry through the end of the workweek," 5 June 2018 Rose said that in 2013, the pilot year, runners ran outside on a 109-degree day with a light breeze. Angel Mendoza, azcentral, "After 5-year hiatus, Scottsdale's extreme Beat the Heat Race returns in June," 14 May 2018 The Cardinals were in Foxboro the next week, and the weather was 70 degrees with a light breeze. Peter King,, "Appreciating Adam Vinatieri’s Career as He Approaches NFL History," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of light breeze

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of light breeze was in 1742

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