offshore winds


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offshore winds
Offshore winds are winds that blow from land out to sea. Think of it like a river, where the water is flowing away from the shore and out to the ocean. The same thing happens with the wind. It moves away from the shore and out to sea. Examples: You can feel offshore winds in the summertime on the beach. The air will feel cooler and the waves will be bigger. Stats: Offshore winds usually blow at around 10 to 15 mph, but can sometimes reach speeds of up to 35 mph. Analogies: Offshore winds are like a river flowing out to the sea. Fun Fact: Offshore winds sometimes create a “sea breeze” effect, which means that the air near the shoreline is cooler than the air further inland.