I live near a lake and the wind blows one way in the morning and the opposite way in the evening almost every day why is this?



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    If it’s a large body of water, what happens is this. The ground gets heated up by the sun during the day, warming up the air around and causing it to rise. Colder air that was over water then moves (as wind) to take its place. At night the ground cools off quicker than water and ends up colder, creating wind in the opposite direction by same process. This process is usually called sea breeze (and land breeze at night) as it requires a fairly large body of water (and happens on sea or ocean shore) to create wind, but I guess a large lake could do the trick too.

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