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
1Calgary, Canada30.8 inHg8 am tomorrow
2Edmonton, Canada30.77 inHg6 pm
3Billings, Montana30.68 inHg8 am tomorrow
4Anchorage, Alaska30.67 inHg6 am tomorrow
5Rapid City, South Dakota30.61 inHg8 am tomorrow
6Bismarck, North Dakota30.6 inHg2 am tomorrow
7Regina, Canada30.6 inHg8 pm
8Saskatoon, Canada30.57 inHg4 pm
9Sioux Falls, South Dakota30.56 inHg8 am tomorrow
10Dublin, Ireland30.5 inHg9 am
11Spokane, Washington30.5 inHg8 am tomorrow
12London, United Kingdom30.5 inHg9 am
13Birmingham, United Kingdom30.49 inHg10 am
14Manchester, United Kingdom30.49 inHg9 am
15Minneapolis, Minnesota30.46 inHg8 am tomorrow
16Paris, France30.46 inHg9 pm
17Vancouver, Canada30.46 inHg8 am tomorrow
18Winnipeg, Canada30.46 inHg1 am tomorrow
19City of Brussels, Belgium30.46 inHg7 pm
20Jacksonville, Florida30.46 inHg3 pm
21Atlanta, Georgia30.45 inHg3 pm
22Leeds, United Kingdom30.45 inHg9 am
23Glasgow, United Kingdom30.45 inHg11 am
24Charlotte, North Carolina30.45 inHg4 pm
25Amsterdam, The Netherlands30.45 inHg10 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.