land breeze

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land breeze

[′land ‚brēz]
(meteorology)
A coastal breeze blowing from land to sea, caused by the temperature difference when the sea surface is warmer than the adjacent land; therefore, the land breeze usually blows by night and alternates with a sea breeze which blows in the opposite direction by day.
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Our city lies on lowland and land breezes from Ala-Too mountains ventilated the city.
Autumn is an enchanting time of year, but as a sailing season it is fraught with changeable winds as summer gives way to the cooler seasons where land breezes tend to overcome the lingering sea breezes for prominence.
The Shamals, which can arrive in late November, could throw up some strong winds, sand and even thunder storms, whilst with daytime temperatures soaring over 30 degrees Celsius, followed by a dramatic fall in temperature at night, land breezes may also form.
Enroute, skippers will be following the coastline of Michigan using the land mass for tactical advantage as well as taking advantage of the prevailing Westerly winds of summer and the sea and land breezes as they develop.
Those who stayed inside benefited from the land breezes in the evenings.
Summer south east sea breezes and evening land breezes and the transition between them combined with a edd running current of up to 2 knots, once forced Coxon to make five attempts to cross the finish line off Battery Point.