sea breeze


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

Examples of sea breeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides the weather station next to the airport, Utqiaġvik also has the Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, located further north and subject to more sea breeze, Thoman said. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Aug. 2023 As summer begins, the weather in Athens is incredibly hot and dry during peak season — with temperatures averaging 84 degrees Fahrenheit, but climbing over 100 degrees Fahrenheit at times — whereas the islands benefit from coastal sea breezes that keep them cooler. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 2 Aug. 2023 Temperatures will reach the 70s, although, sea breeze in the afternoon could keep coastal locations from getting too warm. Dave Epstein,, 3 May 2023 While the sea breeze made Altamont ideal for wind energy, the area was also well used by nesting birds. Emma Foehringer Merchant, WIRED, 11 Feb. 2023 In the summer, a lightweight layer will be enough to keep you cozy in the evening sea breeze. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 2 Aug. 2023 The old thing was uninsulated and drafty, inviting in the sea breezes that bring thunderstorms from the Gulf to the coastal plains. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 27 July 2023 The pattern has also led to weaker than average trade winds – southeast winds that usually produce a sea breeze for south Florida, NBC said. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 26 July 2023 After all, shouldn’t everyone be able to feel the sea breeze and dip their toes in the ocean? Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea breeze was in 1661

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“Sea breeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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sea breeze

: a cooling daytime breeze blowing inland from the sea

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