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Do sea breezes always blow toward beach, like in Corpus?

Posted/updated on: October 9, 2012 at 12:24 am

Do sea breezes always blow toward beach, like in Corpus? Seems that during a cold front, breezes would blow toward water.

ANSWER:

Sir,
When it is the sea-breeze, it blows landward; when the wind blows offshore as you are referring to, it is called the land-breeze. Thus during most of the year in Texas, the land-breeze blows at night, and the sea-breeze blows during the day. This is because the land is cooler at night, while the sea is cooler during the day.
RKP


Do sea breezes always blow toward beach, like in Corpus?

Posted/updated on: October 9, 2012 at 12:24 am

Do sea breezes always blow toward beach, like in Corpus? Seems that during a cold front, breezes would blow toward water.

ANSWER:

Sir,
When it is the sea-breeze, it blows landward; when the wind blows offshore as you are referring to, it is called the land-breeze. Thus during most of the year in Texas, the land-breeze blows at night, and the sea-breeze blows during the day. This is because the land is cooler at night, while the sea is cooler during the day.
RKP


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