Cities with the Highest Barometric Pressure Today

The following list ranks our tracked cities by the highest highs over the course of the 24-hour period starting and ending at midnight, UTC−08:00 (Pacific Standard Time). This is determined by finding the earliest incidence of the peak sea level adjusted barometric pressure reading on the forecast for each city and then ranking each city accordingly. Generally speaking, the highest highs will occur in cities with more extreme pressure fluctuations, which are generally farther from the equator (high latitudes) and during their hemispheres’ fall or winter seasons. High barometric pressure is often observed during a phenomenon known as an anticyclone or high pressure system. On the map, high pressure regions are depicted with an ‘H’ and are shaded in red. High pressure systems are often associated with fair weather and clear skies.

Adjusted to sea level, barometric pressures over 30.2 inHg are considered to be high and pressures above 30.5 inHg are considered to be very high.

#CityPressureHigh Time
1Belgrade, Serbia30.37 inHg7 am
2Fresno, California30.35 inHg6 pm yesterday
3Munich, Germany30.34 inHg9 am yesterday
4San Francisco, California30.34 inHg6 pm yesterday
5Seoul, South Korea30.33 inHg11 am yesterday
6Zurich, Switzerland30.33 inHg9 am yesterday
7Budapest, Hungary30.33 inHg7 am
8Sacramento, California30.33 inHg6 pm yesterday
9Shanghai, China30.32 inHg12 pm yesterday
10Vienna, Austria30.32 inHg10 pm yesterday
11Bucharest, Romania30.32 inHg7 am
12Lyon, France30.3 inHg9 am yesterday
13Milan, Italy30.28 inHg11 pm yesterday
14Turin, Italy30.28 inHg12 am
15Las Vegas, Nevada30.28 inHg5 pm yesterday
16Madrid, Spain30.27 inHg9 am yesterday
17Tehran, Iran30.27 inHg5 am
18Phoenix, Arizona30.27 inHg5 pm yesterday
19Wuhan, China30.26 inHg12 pm yesterday
20Chongqing, China30.26 inHg2 am
21Salt Lake City, Utah30.25 inHg7 am
22Tucson, Arizona30.25 inHg3 pm yesterday
23Yekaterinburg, Russia30.25 inHg10 pm yesterday
24El Paso, Texas30.25 inHg3 pm yesterday
25Los Angeles, California30.23 inHg6 pm yesterday

Barometric Pressure Record Highs

The generally accepted figure for the highest barometric pressure ever recorded is 32.01 inHg in Agata, Russia (in Siberia) on December 31, 1968. Like the typical high pressure pattern mentioned above, this was in a location of high latitude during the wintertime. Similarly, the highest recorded pressure in North America was 31.4 inHg in Dawson City, Canada on February 2, 1989.