A coastal local wind that blows from sea to land, caused by the temperature difference when the sea surface is colder than the adjacent land. Therefore, it usually blows on relatively calm, sunny, summer days, and alternates with the oppositely directed, usually weaker, nighttime land breeze. As the sea breeze regime progresses, the wind develops a component parallel to the coast, owing to the Coriolis deflection. See lake breeze, brisa, doctor, virazon, sea-breeze front. Defant, F., 1951: Compendium of Meteorology, 655â€“672.
A local onshore wind. Cooler air from over the sea flows onto the shore to replace the warm air rising over the land. On sunny days the land heats up more quickly, and to a greater extent, than the sea. The air in contact with the land warms and expands and the resulting changes in the pressure and temperature differences and distributions cause the sea breeze circulation. At night, when the land cools more quickly, and to a greater extent, than the sea, the reverse land breeze circulation is set up.
A small-scale wind circulation set off by differences in water and land temperatures along the coast. The sea breeze develops during the daytime and always blows from the sea. Its counterpart is the land breeze.
A wind caused by the differential heating between land and water. During the day the land heats more than the water. This promotes lower pressure on the land surface and higher pressure on the water surface. Since air flows from higher toward lower pressure the wind flow is from the ocean.
Sea breezes occur during the daytime in warm sunny weather when the air over a land is heated more rapidly than that over an adjacent water surface. As a result, the warmer air rises and relatively cool air from the sea flows onshore to replace it. At night, the air over the land cools faster than that over the nearby ocean and causes the air circulation to be in the opposite direction - a land breeze. Land breezes are usually weaker than sea breezes and have a less noticeable effect upon the temperature.
A diurnal coastal breeze that blows onshore, from the sea to the land. It is caused by the temperature difference when the surface of the land is warmer than the adjacent body of water. Predominate during the day, it reaches its maximum early to mid afternoon. It blows in the opposite direction of a land breeze.
A sea-breeze (or onshore breeze) is a wind from the sea that develops over land near coasts. It is formed by increasing temperature differences between the land and water which create a pressure minimum over the land due to its relative warmth and forces higher pressure, cooler air from the sea to move inland.