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
1Glasgow, United Kingdom30.46 inHg7 am tomorrow
2Leeds, United Kingdom30.45 inHg7 am tomorrow
3Manchester, United Kingdom30.44 inHg7 am tomorrow
4Buenos Aires, Argentina30.43 inHg1 pm
5Dublin, Ireland30.42 inHg7 am tomorrow
6Birmingham, United Kingdom30.41 inHg7 am tomorrow
7London, United Kingdom30.35 inHg7 am tomorrow
8Amsterdam, The Netherlands30.33 inHg7 am tomorrow
9Hamburg, Germany30.27 inHg7 am tomorrow
10City of Brussels, Belgium30.26 inHg7 am tomorrow
11Minsk, Belarus30.23 inHg8 am
12Oslo, Norway30.22 inHg4 am tomorrow
13Perth, Australia30.21 inHg12 pm
14New York, New York30.21 inHg8 am
15Philadelphia, Pennsylvania30.21 inHg8 am
16Warsaw, Poland30.21 inHg8 am
17Rochester, New York30.21 inHg8 am
18New Haven, Connecticut30.2 inHg8 am
19Toronto, Canada30.2 inHg8 am
20Milwaukee, Wisconsin30.2 inHg1 pm
21Grand Rapids, Michigan30.2 inHg12 pm
22Baltimore, Maryland30.19 inHg8 am
23Buffalo, New York30.19 inHg8 am
24Yakutsk, Russia30.19 inHg10 pm
25Hartford, Connecticut30.19 inHg8 am

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.