Winds and Breezes
Global winds blow across the continents-winds follow curved patterns due to the Coriolis Effect. The Coriolis effect causes winds travelling north to curve to the east and winds travelling south to curve to the west. Polar easterlies ,westerlies and trade winds are all types of global winds. Also global winds always blow in the same direction.
Local winds only occur in a small area due to local heat patterns. Some examples of local winds are sea, city, valley, and land breezes. Local winds will occur anywhere there is unequal heating.
After sunset, the land cools down faster than the water. The warmer air over the ocean rises, while the cooler air over land rushes in to take its place. This is called a land breeze or offshore breeze. A breeze that blows from the land to the sea and occurs at night because the land cools faster than water.