The pressure in New York City, United States is predicted to slowly drop over the next few hours, with an average pressure of 1025.3 hPa today, which is higher than normal.
Weather prediction: Expect more wet and unsettled conditions
The daily total fluctuation in pressure in New York City is 5.5 hPa, with a low of 1021.9 hPa and a high of 1027.4 hPa. The daily average here is higher than in most cities around the world.
Throughout the year, New York City experiences changes in barometric pressure due to the varying seasons. In the winter, the barometric pressure tends to be higher, leading to colder temperatures. In the summer, the pressure is typically lower, resulting in warmer and more humid conditions.
The landscape surrounding New York City, with its skyscrapers and buildings, can influence local atmospheric pressure. Built-up areas create what is known as the urban heat island effect, where concrete and asphalt absorb heat during the day and release it at night, causing higher temperatures and altering the barometric pressure. Additionally, the city's proximity to bodies of water, such as the Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson River, can also impact the local weather patterns and influence atmospheric pressure fluctuations.