Why does the direction of coastal winds change from day to night?
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Solution 11RQ The land gets hotter during the daytime and hence hot air rises up. Therefore, there is a low pressure on the land and to compensate this sea air flows to the land. But at night, the sea water is warmer than the land as the latter loses heat quickly. Therefore, the sea air rises up and to fill the low air pressure there, air flows from the land to the sea. This is the reason for the change in direction of coastal winds from day to night.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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