Pressure and Temperature

  • As temperature increases, the pressure inside of a soccer ball also increases.
  • When the temperature is warm it causes the expansion of air and the ball can become slightly over-inflated.
  • Cold temperatures cause the contraction of air and under inflated ball.
  • Use the slider to explore how pressure and temperature are related.



A good estimate to use when comparing tire pressure to air temperature is for every 10°F, tire pressure will adjust by 1 PSI (Source:TireBuyer).