The pressure in Basel, Switzerland is predicted to rapidly drop over the next few hours, with an average pressure of 1002.3 hPa today, which is lower than normal.
Weather prediction: Expect storm force weather
The daily total fluctuation in pressure in Basel is 17.9 hPa, with a low of 994.2 hPa and a high of 1012.1 hPa. The daily average here is lower than in most cities around the world.
In Basel, Switzerland, the barometric pressure varies throughout the year. During the summer season, the barometric pressure tends to be higher, bringing stable and dry weather. In contrast, during the winter season, the barometric pressure decreases, leading to more unsettled conditions with a higher chance of precipitation.
The landscape around Basel, nestled between the Jura Mountains and the Black Forest, plays a role in the atmospheric pressure. The mountains surrounding the city can act as barriers, causing air masses to be compressed, which results in higher pressure. Conversely, when low-pressure systems move in from the west, the mountains can block their passage, leading to lower pressure and potentially stormier weather in the region.