The pressure in Wellington, New Zealand is predicted to steady drop over the next few hours, with an average pressure of 1026.9 hPa today, which is higher than normal.
Weather prediction: Continued current weather
The daily total fluctuation in pressure in Wellington is 2.9 hPa, with a low of 1025.5 hPa and a high of 1028.4 hPa. The daily average here is higher than in most cities around the world.
Wellington, New Zealand, experiences relatively stable barometric pressure throughout the year. It ranges between 992 and 1020 millibars, with high-pressure systems bringing calm and settled weather, while low-pressure systems tend to result in wind and rain. The city experiences mild winters and warm summers due to its southern hemisphere location, with average temperatures ranging from 8-12°C (46-54°F) in winter and 19-23°C (66-73°F) in summer.
The unique landscape surrounding Wellington plays a significant role in influencing the atmospheric pressure. The city is nestled between the Cook Strait and the Rimutaka and Tararua mountain ranges. These geographical features create a "wind tunnel" effect, causing strong gusts known as the "Wellington winds." The narrowing of the mountains and the presence of the strait create a pressure gradient that intensifies the wind speeds, making Wellington one of the windiest cities in the world.