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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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The land breeze starts to become a more dominant overnight feature of the race track at this time, especially under slack pressure gradients and also night-time temperature inversions over the coastal strip.
PORT STEPHENS TO SUGARLOAF: If a land breeze is blowing, you can hit the beach after Broughton Island.
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.
The coast has its own local wind regimes which we call sea and land breezes.
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.
Headwinds can crop up closer to Luzon, largest Of the Philippines' 7,000-island archipelago, and tacticians worry about staying out or going in to pick up land breezes, but at the end of the race the beer is cold and cheap, the Filipinos are very friendly, and there are many attractive cruising options.