Explain why nighttime land breezes occur in areas close to the ocean?

The air pressure decreases at night. This rising air creates a warm low on the ocean's surface. Cool air collects on the surface, forming a high pressure area. Due to a loss of heat, a low pressure forms above the land. A high pressure zone forms as the cooler land further cools the air just above the land. Winds that are aloft move from ocean to land. The surface winds will flow from high to low pressure and create a land breeze.