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Why is it so windy by the ocean?

Asked by Trustinglife (6603points) May 22nd, 2008 from iPhone
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eambos's avatar

Its because of the difference in temperature, which leads to a difference in air pressure.

Land heats and cools much faster than water. During the day over land there is relatively low pressure, so winds blow in from the sea. At night, the land has relative high pressure so the winds blow out to sea.

buster's avatar

lack of hills, trees, mountains, and other natural windbreaks have something to do with it too.

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