sea breeze


Definition of sea breeze

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

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Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the summer sea breeze. Ciara Nugent / Wallasea Island, Time, "The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature," 12 Sep. 2019 Last year, there was one huge difference when the sea breeze kicked in: The waters off the coast were record hot. Robert Krier, San Diego Union-Tribune, "August weather recap: Temperatures just right," 3 Sep. 2019 In general, the greater the temperature difference between the desert and the coastal waters, the stronger the onshore flow, or sea breeze. Robert Krier, San Diego Union-Tribune, "August weather recap: Temperatures just right," 3 Sep. 2019 There is a sea breeze across the region Thursday and temperatures over the next few days will be cooler along the coast than inland. Dave Epstein,, "We could be looking at another heat wave starting this weekend," 15 Aug. 2019 The light, bright, loft-like space is on the top floor of a block that sits on a hill, with a lovely sea breeze that comes through the windows. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "Singapore’s Private Kitchens Are the Island’s Hottest Dining Experience," 14 Aug. 2019 Fuzzy cattails wave in the sea breeze several feet above our heads and a stream bubbles into a pond, all part of the varied ecosystem of the delta. Starre Vartan, National Geographic, "Beavers on the coast are helping salmon bounce back. Here’s how.," 13 Aug. 2019 The interior is done up in soothing oceanic tones, and palm trees sway in the sea breeze outside of the restaurant’s tall glass windows. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "The world’s best waterfront restaurants promise more than a view," 23 July 2019 Independence Day didn’t see much of a sea breeze, though. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s hot in Southcentral Alaska. Here’s what experts say is happening.," 6 July 2019

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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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