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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In Boston, the high reached the upper 70s with sunny skies and a light breeze throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Lucas Phillips,, "Sunshine and mild temperatures return to Boston area," 8 Sep. 2019 EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy, light breezes, less humid. David Streit, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Cloudy and not as hot today. A few showers from Dorian may brush area on Friday.," 5 Sep. 2019 On a warm summer afternoon, a light breeze sweeps through the mesh screen on the side of my tent, ruffling the canvas roof and sending maple leaf shadows dancing above my head. Terri Colby,, "New glamping spot in Michigan brings luxury to a blueberry farm," 11 July 2019 In Boston, temperatures are expected to peak near 79 degrees Saturday, a sunny day with a light breeze, forecasters said. Lucas Phillips,, "Temperatures in the 70s are expected this weekend before rain on Labor Day," 31 Aug. 2019 The Hampton River rippled with a light breeze, lifting skirts and blowing ties. Caitlin Dwyer, Longreads, "Shared Breath," 25 July 2019 On a tour of vulnerable areas, where a light breeze carried the smoky odor of previous years’ fires, Chief Sapeta pointed to the overgrown grass covering the hillsides after a winter of generous rains. New York Times, "California, Wary of More Wildfires, Is Paying for Them Already," 22 July 2019 Just light breezes from the north with very low humidity (Remember, this is June in D.C. — this is a very nice alternative to typical summer mugginess.) Confidence: High Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Two days of wonderful weather before rain chances return," 11 June 2019 Pine, for example, is a wind-pollinated tree, so its pollen has special air bladders to keep it aloft on the lightest breeze. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "Forensic pollen scientists are helping the US track opioids," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of light breeze

1742, in the meaning defined above

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