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What is formed by landbreeze?

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December 17, 2009 12:26AM

At night, if the surface temperature of land near a large body of water cools below that of the adjacent water surface temperature, the air pressure over the land will be greater than that of the water, creating a land breeze, provided that the existing wind pattern is not strong enough to oppose it.

Depending on moisture in the atmosphere and climate instability, a land breeze can form into rain showers or even thunderstorms over the nearby water. In other cases, no unique condition is formed by a land breeze and it will die as soon as the sun heats the ground the next day.