From the ideal gas law, we are aware that PV = nRT, which seems to suggest a direct relationship between pressure and temperature, or that as temperature increases, pressure increases.
In my geography book, however, it is written that "The equator receives direct rays of the Sun, this causes the temperature to rise, hence causing an equatorial low-pressure region." Later the book writes that "Colder air causes a higher pressure." Not just this, when I plotted data between sea level pressure, and average temperature for a weather station in New York, the plot I got was this which seems totally counter-intuitive to the direct relationship suggested by the ideal gas law.
Can someone please help me fix this conundrum?