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
1Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia30.74 inHg1 pm
2Novosibirsk, Russia30.6 inHg8 am
3Beijing, China30.51 inHg1 am tomorrow
4Hobart, Australia30.47 inHg8 am tomorrow
5Grand Rapids, Michigan30.44 inHg3 pm
6Ottawa, Canada30.44 inHg1 pm
7Montreal, Canada30.43 inHg1 pm
8Yekaterinburg, Russia30.43 inHg6 am tomorrow
9Quebec, Canada30.42 inHg12 pm
10Detroit, Michigan30.42 inHg3 pm
11Toronto, Canada30.42 inHg3 pm
12Milwaukee, Wisconsin30.41 inHg3 pm
13Chicago, Illinois30.41 inHg3 pm
14Buffalo, New York30.4 inHg3 pm
15Augusta, Maine30.4 inHg1 pm
16Montpelier, Vermont30.4 inHg12 pm
17Rochester, New York30.4 inHg3 pm
18Cleveland, Ohio30.38 inHg3 pm
19City of Brussels, Belgium30.36 inHg10 am
20Indianapolis, Indiana30.36 inHg2 pm
21Paris, France30.35 inHg9 am
22Halifax, Canada30.35 inHg1 pm
23Munich, Germany30.34 inHg9 am
24Columbus, Ohio30.34 inHg3 pm
25Saint Louis, Missouri30.34 inHg3 pm

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.