sea breeze


Definition of sea breeze

: a cooling breeze blowing generally in the daytime inland from the sea

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Meteorologists are expecting wind speeds between 40 and 50 mph as western coastal air collides into the eastern sea breeze producing favorable conditions this evening for frequent lightning strikes, the NWS said. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Winds up to 40 mph blow through Orange County, warns NWS," 3 June 2019 There is a good chance that Boston itself gets at least one or more days below 90 because of a sea breeze, but for the majority of us who don’t live near the water, the heat may not fully break until next weekend. Dave Epstein,, "Some of the hottest weather of the summer is nearly upon us," 29 June 2018 Second, winds need to be out of the west-southwest with not much of a southerly component — but strong enough so that is sea breeze doesn’t kick in during the afternoon. Dave Epstein,, "Will we hit 100 degrees next week? It’s possible," 26 June 2018 One of those influences is the sea breeze that develops on a daily basis because of temperature differences between the ocean and land. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Scattered thunderstorms persist into the evening hours. More rain likely on Sunday afternoon.," 9 June 2018 Areas in the interior haven’t benefited from the sea breeze that sometimes helps Boston. Martin Finucane,, "Harvard study finds that during heat waves, people can’t think straight," 10 July 2018 The National Weather Service calls for a slight cooling, with sea breezes on Monday and a fair chance of rain by Tuesday and Wednesday. Pauline Repard,, "San Diego County forecast this week: Hot, humid, cloudy," 7 July 2018 Temperatures will reach the 90s inland and the 80s on the Cape and Islands thanks to a sea breeze. Dave Epstein,, "Steamy conditions will continue through Friday," 3 July 2018 And that means Romero will probably be enjoying those sea breezes, wafting through his Chula Vista bedroom window, for a couple more years. Beth Wood,, "San Diego native Gustavo Romero returns to Athenaeum's Summer Festival for the 20th year," 12 July 2018

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1661, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sea breeze

: a light wind that blows from the sea toward land

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