The pressure in Palmerston North, New Zealand is predicted to rapidly rise over the next few hours, with an average pressure of 1015 hPa today, which is considered normal.
Weather prediction: Expect shortly fair weather and gale or storm winds
The daily total fluctuation in pressure in Palmerston North is 18.8 hPa, with a low of 1007.5 hPa and a high of 1026.3 hPa. The daily average here is lower than in most cities around the world.
In Palmerston North, the barometric pressure changes throughout the seasons. During the summer, the pressure tends to be higher, bringing warm and sunny weather. In contrast, the pressure drops in winter, often bringing cooler temperatures and more cloudy days.
The landscape around Palmerston North, with its surrounding mountains and hills, can influence the atmospheric pressure. When a high-pressure system is present, the air descends and is compressed by the surrounding higher terrain. This results in higher barometric pressure. Conversely, when a low-pressure system moves in, the air rises and expands, leading to lower pressure and potentially more unsettled weather conditions.