sea breeze


Definition of sea breeze

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

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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 Temperatures will be close to 80 degrees, even at the shore where the wind will prevent a sea breeze from occurring., "Mostly sunny with low humidity," 21 June 2019 Because two warm bodies surround the peninsula, and the sea breeze brings hot air inland, towering thunderclouds form. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Lightning strike kills two giraffes at Florida zoo," 12 June 2019 Widely considered the lightning capital of the U.S. for its sheer density of flashes, the state's heat, humidity and sea breezes from its dual coasts make severe weather events more likely. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "A motorcyclist is killed by a bolt of lightning in Florida," 10 June 2019 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

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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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