what affects the rate of air cooling down at night?

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Had hard time formulating the sentence. But why some locations cool down very rapidly at night while here it barely cools down.

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It maybe because of Microclimate. Areas closer to water body cool down faster because of land breeze and sea breeze phenomenon. Whereas some other areas with lots of green cover may also help in rapid cooling down of that area.

In case of desert, sand’s physical properties leads to rapid cooling at night.

In other places, altitude of the place may also affect the cooling down at night.

As the other guy explained, there are several factors.
Most important one is closeness to water bodies. Water has a high thermal capacity, therefore it absorbs more heat on the air.
Topology is close to most important, as affects how winds pass by. It’s not the same a plain where wind can go easily or a mountain that wind has to get around.
Composition of the soil affects as different minerals absorb different ammounts of heat.
One other important factor is the size of the city you live in. It’s not the same being surrounded by skyscrapers to be in the suburbs. Concrete absorbs heat, tall buildings shield from the wind and air conditioner send heat from indoors to the outdoors, producing the outdoors to raise temp. Also the lack of vegetation in cities affect. It’s not the same the sun hitting the pavement than hitting the grass, or trees blocking it.
Finally, it also depends on where you are according to sea level. The higher you are the colder it is.
If I’m forgetting something please reply