Breeze, Sea

Sea Breeze, or onshore breeze, is a diurnal 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 moves inland.

Diagram of process that creates sea breeze, or breezes that come off bodies of water and extend inland.

Source: MetEd. 2011. MetEd Education and Training pages. Accessed on 9 September 2013. Available at