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Have you been dreaming of traveling to Antarctica? Travel to Antarctica is very affordable these days and you have a lot more options than you used to have. Many years ago there were only a limited number of ships that would take people on a Cruise to Antarctica, but now there are many to choose from. You want to be careful when planning your trip to Antarctica though because some companies cut corners, take passengers on dangerous paths through non-navigable waters. Cruise ships going to the Antarctic need to properly cared for to withstand the harsh water conditions and to keep passengers safe. The Antarctic Connection offers a variety of Trips to Antarctica going to different locations and varying in length so you can find the trip that best fits your schedule and dream!

 

Take a Trip of a Lifetime to Antarctica

Have you always dreamed of taking a Cruise to Antarctica or perhaps going on a Polar Excursion? You’re not alone! Many people have always dreamed of taking an Antarctic Vacation, but just never got around to doing it. What are you waiting for? The mission of the Antarctic Connection is to allow people to live their dream and Visit Antarctica – keeping safety and affordability in mind.

 

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This cruise offers you the ideal introduction to Antarctica visiting prime sites along the Antarctic Peninsula and the neighboring South Shetland Islands. Take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. With wildlife viewing always a priority, you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. Landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you’ll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments. Passengers electing to participate can take part in yoga and stretching classes, enjoy healthy meals, a fresh juice bar, indulge in a massage therapy session or take advantage of the sauna or gym in addition to experiencing great daily expedition activities.

 

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Questions About Antarctica

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You can also learn all about wildlife in Antarctica, the weather in Antarctica and more in our Information About Antarctica section.

 

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

May 31st – June 6th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection posts weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather summary.

 

Temperature:
Average temp… -49.3°C / -56.7°F
Maximum temp… -39.7°C / -39.5°F on day 5
Minimum temp… -56.8°C / -70.2°F on day 2

 

Wind:
Average wind speed………. 16.8 mph or 14.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction… Grid North
Maximum wind speed………. 42 mph or 36 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction…… Grid North
Average vectored wind……. 356 degrees at 12.3 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure… 682.5 mb
Highest pressure… 688.6 mb on day 31
Lowest pressure…. 676.8 mb on day 2

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10535 ft/ 3211 m
Highest physio-alt = 10749 ft/ 3276 m on day 2
Lowest physio-alt  = 10306 ft/ 3141 m on day 31

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5
Days clear………………. 0
Days partly cloudy……….. 5
Days cloudy……………… 2

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2014
Average hours per day… 0.0
Percent of possible….. 0

 

Visibility:
0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week….. 7
Average height of soundings………. 61.7 mb, or 18535 meters
Highest sounding………………… 10.2 mb, or 27574 meters on day 31/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
June 2: Peak wind of 36kts broke the previous record of 32kts last set in 2013.
June 4: Peak wind of 28kts broke the previous record of 27kts last set in 2012.

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

May 31st – June 6th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

Antarctic Connection posts weekly, monthly, and annual weather reports from the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Check back regularly for the latest Antarctic weather summary.

 

Temperature:
Average temp… -49.3°C / -56.7°F
Maximum temp… -39.7°C / -39.5°F on day 5
Minimum temp… -56.8°C / -70.2°F on day 2

 

Wind:
Average wind speed………. 16.8 mph or 14.6 knots
Prevailing wind direction… Grid North
Maximum wind speed………. 42 mph or 36 knots on day 2
Maximum wind direction…… Grid North
Average vectored wind……. 356 degrees at 12.3 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure… 682.5 mb
Highest pressure… 688.6 mb on day 31
Lowest pressure…. 676.8 mb on day 2

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10535 ft/ 3211 m
Highest physio-alt = 10749 ft/ 3276 m on day 2
Lowest physio-alt  = 10306 ft/ 3141 m on day 31

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5
Days clear………………. 0
Days partly cloudy……….. 5
Days cloudy……………… 2

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2014
Average hours per day… 0.0
Percent of possible….. 0

 

Visibility:
0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week….. 7
Average height of soundings………. 61.7 mb, or 18535 meters
Highest sounding………………… 10.2 mb, or 27574 meters on day 31/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
June 2: Peak wind of 36kts broke the previous record of 32kts last set in 2013.
June 4: Peak wind of 28kts broke the previous record of 27kts last set in 2012.

Antarctica Weather Summary April 2014

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Mar 29th – Apr 4, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -56.6°C / -69.9°F

Maximum temp… -46.0°C / -50.8°F on day 2

Minimum temp… -64.4°C / -83.9°F on day 30

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 13.2 mph or 11.5 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 30 mph or 26 knots on day 2

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 054 degrees at 10.8 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 675.9 mb

Highest pressure… 680.9 mb on day 29

Lowest pressure…. 668.5 mb on day 31

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10784 ft/ 3287 m

Highest physio-alt = 11067 ft/ 3373 m on day 31

Lowest physio-alt  = 10594 ft/ 3229 m on day 29

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 5

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunrise on 20 September 2014

Average hours per day… 0.0

Percent of possible….. 0

Visibility:

4 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 7

Average height of soundings………. 28.7 mb, or 23302 meters

Highest sounding………………… 23.2 mb, or 24571 meters on day 30/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Apr 5th – 11th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -58.2°C / -72.8°F

Maximum temp… -49.1°C / -56.4°F on day 6

Minimum temp… -68.6°C / -91.5°F on day 10

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 14.1 mph or 12.2 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid North

Maximum wind speed………. 34 mph or 30 knots on day 6

Maximum wind direction…… Grid North

Average vectored wind……. 035 degrees at 10.6 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 677.1 mb

Highest pressure… 682.7 mb on day 5

Lowest pressure…. 673.7 mb on day 9

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10738 ft/ 3273 m

Highest physio-alt = 10867 ft/ 3312 m on day 9

Lowest physio-alt  = 10529 ft/ 3209 m on day 5

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 6

Days cloudy……………… 1

Sunshine:

Sunrise on 20 September 2014

Average hours per day… 0.0

Percent of possible….. 0

Visibility:

4 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 7

Average height of soundings………. 37.5 mb, or 21823 meters

Highest sounding………………… 23.8 mb, or 24329 meters on day 09/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

06 April 2014: Peak wind of 30kts broke the previous record of 29kts set in 2009.

06 April 2014: Highest average wind speed of 19.3kts broke the previous record of 19.2kts set in 1970.

 

Antarctica Weather Summary March 2014

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Mar 1st – 7th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 01 March 2014 through 07 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -50.8°C / -59.4°F

Maximum temp… -42.5°C / -44.5°F on day 3

Minimum temp… -57.8°C / -72.0°F on day 7

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.6 mph or 10.1 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 32 mph or 28 knots on day 2

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 063 degrees at 8.6 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 682.3 mb

Highest pressure… 689.9 mb on day 3

Lowest pressure…. 674.2 mb on day 1

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10542 ft/ 3213 m

Highest physio-alt = 10847 ft/ 3306 m on day 1

Lowest physio-alt  = 10256 ft/ 3126 m on day 3

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 1

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 2

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 15.1

Percent of possible….. 63

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 30.4 mb, or 23835 meters

Highest sounding………………… 20.3 mb, or 26120 meters on day 07/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Mar 8th – 14th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 08 March 2014 through 14 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -58.4°C / -73.1°F

Maximum temp… -48.5°C / -55.3°F on day 14

Minimum temp… -64.2°C / -83.6°F on day 13

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 8.1 mph or 7.1 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 13

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Southeast

Average vectored wind……. 100 degrees at 5.6 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 682.9 mb

Highest pressure… 688.9 mb on day 11

Lowest pressure…. 675.6 mb on day 8

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10519 ft/ 3206 m

Highest physio-alt = 10794 ft/ 3290 m on day 8

Lowest physio-alt  = 10296 ft/ 3138 m on day 11

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 3

Days partly cloudy……….. 3

Days cloudy……………… 1

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 13.5

Percent of possible….. 56

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 9

Average height of soundings………. 27.2 mb, or 24538 meters

Highest sounding………………… 12.6 mb, or 29261 meters on day 08/12Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Mar 15th – 21st, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 15 March 2014 through 21 March 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -55.4°C / -67.8°F

Maximum temp… -42.2°C / -44.0°F on day 15

Minimum temp… -65.0°C / -85.0°F on day 21

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 8.3 mph or 7.2 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 15

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Southeast

Average vectored wind……. 094 degrees at 5.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 681.0 mb

Highest pressure… 687.2 mb on day 17

Lowest pressure…. 675.2 mb on day 21

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10591 ft/ 3228 m

Highest physio-alt = 10811 ft/ 3295 m on day 21

Lowest physio-alt  = 10358 ft/ 3157 m on day 17

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 3

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 3.0

Percent of possible….. 13

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 7

Average height of soundings………. 25.4 mb, or 24437 meters

Highest sounding………………… 21.8 mb, or 25365 meters on day 20/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Mar 22nd – 28th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -60.4°C / -76.8°F

Maximum temp… -54.7°C / -66.5°F on day 26

Minimum temp… -66.8°C / -88.2°F on day 27

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 24 mph or 21 knots on day 24

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 066 degrees at 9.5 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 671.4 mb

Highest pressure… 675.9 mb on day 27

Lowest pressure…. 666.1 mb on day 25

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10955 ft/ 3339 m

Highest physio-alt = 11159 ft/ 3401 m on day 25

Lowest physio-alt  = 10785 ft/ 3287 m on day 27

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 1

Days partly cloudy……….. 6

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 8.6

Percent of possible….. 36

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 7

Average height of soundings………. 28.5 mb, or 23936 meters

Highest sounding………………… 11.0 mb, or 29709 meters on day 22/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

Antarctica Weather Summary February 2014

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Feb 1st – 7th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

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Temperature:

Average temp… -40.2°C / -40.4°F

Maximum temp… -34.3°C / -29.7°F on day 4

Minimum temp… -43.5°C / -46.3°F on day 6

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 9.4 mph or 8.2 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 3

Maximum wind direction…… Grid North

Average vectored wind……. 063 degrees at 5.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 684.9 mb

Highest pressure… 688.2 mb on day 7

Lowest pressure…. 680.2 mb on day 5

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10443 ft/ 3183 m

Highest physio-alt = 10621 ft/ 3237 m on day 5

Lowest physio-alt  = 10322 ft/ 3146 m on day 7

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 1

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 21.0

Percent of possible….. 87

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 22.3 mb, or 26109 meters

Highest sounding………………… 17.8 mb, or 27631 meters on day 02/12Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Feb 8th – 14th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -41.5°C / -42.8°F

Maximum temp… -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 9

Minimum temp… -45.6°C / -50.1°F on day 14

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 10.1 mph or 8.8 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 22 mph or 19 knots on day 9

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 077 degrees at 7.8 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 689.6 mb

Highest pressure… 694.0 mb on day 11 and day 12

Lowest pressure…. 683.5 mb on day 13

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10269 ft/ 3130 m

Highest physio-alt = 10496 ft/ 3199 m on day 13

Lowest physio-alt  = 10105 ft/ 3080 m on day 12

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 3

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 5

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 20.8

Percent of possible….. 87

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 22.7 mb, or 26305 meters

Highest sounding………………… 11.4 mb, or 30676 meters on day 11/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Feb 15th – 21st, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -46.0°C / -50.8°F

Maximum temp… -39.5°C / -39.1°F on day 18

Minimum temp… -49.8°C / -57.6°F on day 17

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.5 mph or 10.0 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 21

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 080 degrees at 9.4 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 679.3 mb

Highest pressure… 687.6 mb on day 15

Lowest pressure…. 671.1 mb on day 21

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10656 ft/ 3248 m

Highest physio-alt = 10965 ft/ 3342 m on day 21

Lowest physio-alt  = 10345 ft/ 3153 m on day 15

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 3

Days clear………………. 3

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 21.1

Percent of possible….. 88

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 23.9 mb, or 25516 meters

Highest sounding………………… 16.5 mb, or 28021 meters on day 17/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

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SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Feb 22nd – 28th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Weekly Climate Summary for 22 February 2014 through 28 February 2014 UTC South Pole Station, Antarctica

Temperature:

Average temp… -47.5°C / -53.5°F

Maximum temp… -37.5°C / -35.5°F on day 23

Minimum temp… -54.3°C / -65.7°F on day 28

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid East

Maximum wind speed………. 25 mph or 22 knots on day 23

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 064 degrees at 8.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 677.6 mb

Highest pressure… 681.0 mb on day 22

Lowest pressure…. 673.4 mb on day 28

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10719 ft/ 3267 m

Highest physio-alt = 10880 ft/ 3316 m on day 28

Lowest physio-alt  = 10591 ft/ 3228 m on day 22

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 1

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 2

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 16.8

Percent of possible….. 70

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 29.9 mb, or 24010 meters

Highest sounding………………… 12.0 mb, or 29995 meters on day 22/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

Antarctica Weather Summary January 2014

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2 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Dec 21th – 27th,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -25.5°C / -13.9°F

Maximum temp… -19.7°C / -3.5°F on day 25

Minimum temp… -28.6°C / -19.5°F on day 27

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 7.3 mph or 6.3 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid West

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 23

Maximum wind direction…… Grid

West Average vectored wind……. 340 degrees at 1.2 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 684.7 mb

Highest pressure… 689.0 mb on day 24

Lowest pressure…. 680.6 mb on day 22

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10450 ft/ 3185 m

Highest physio-alt = 10607 ft/ 3233 m on day 22

Lowest physio-alt  = 10292 ft/ 3137 m on day 24

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 6

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 5

Days cloudy……………… 2

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 14.9

Percent of possible….. 62

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 27.9 mb, or 24815 meters

Highest sounding………………… 23.6 mb, or 25873 meters on day 25/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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6 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Dec 28th – January 3rd,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -25.1°C / -13.2°F

Maximum temp… -22.5°C / -8.5°F on day 1

Minimum temp… -28.6°C / -19.5°F on day 29

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.0 mph or 9.5 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 26 mph or 23 knots on day 1

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 039 degrees at 8.5 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 691.4 mb

Highest pressure… 695.1 mb on day 2

Lowest pressure…. 689.1 mb on day 28

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10201 ft/ 3109 m

Highest physio-alt = 10286 ft/ 3135 m on day 28

Lowest physio-alt  = 10066 ft/ 3068 m on day 2

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 2

Days partly cloudy……….. 2

Days cloudy……………… 3

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2015

Average hours per day… 18.7

Percent of possible….. 78

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 25.3 mb, or 25803 meters

Highest sounding………………… 16.4 mb, or 28446 meters on day 03/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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14 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Jan 4th – 10th, 2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -23.9°C / -11.1°F

Maximum temp… -21.1°C / -6.0°F on day 7

Minimum temp… -26.8°C / -16.2°F on day 10

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 11.2 mph or 9.7 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 25 mph or 22 knots on day 8

Maximum wind direction…… Grid North

Average vectored wind……. 038 degrees at 9.1 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 694.3 mb

Highest pressure… 698.3 mb on day 4

Lowest pressure…. 691.5 mb on day 4

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10092 ft/ 3076 m

Highest physio-alt = 10197 ft/ 3108 m on day 4

Lowest physio-alt = 9945 ft/ 3031 m on day 4

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 4

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 7

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 18.4

Percent of possible….. 77

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 24.9 mb, or 25804 meters

Highest sounding………………… 13.2 mb, or 29989 meters on day 10/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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21 January 2014 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Jan 11th – 17th, 2014, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -24.2°C / -11.6°F

Maximum temp… -20.7°C / -5.3°F on day 13

Minimum temp… -29.5°C / -21.1°F on day 17

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 9.3 mph or 8.1 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 20 mph or 17 knots on day 17

Maximum wind direction…… Grid East

Average vectored wind……. 023 degrees at 5.2 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 694.2 mb

Highest pressure… 695.8 mb on day 17

Lowest pressure…. 691.3 mb on day 11

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10099 ft/ 3078 m

Highest physio-alt = 10204 ft/ 3110 m on day 11

Lowest physio-alt  = 10040 ft/ 3060 m on day 17

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 6

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 3

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 10.4

Percent of possible….. 44

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 26.0 mb, or 25222 meters

Highest sounding………………… 22.4 mb, or 26194 meters on day 17/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

Antarctica Weather Summary December 2013

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2 December 2013 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Nov 23 – 29,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -31.2°C / -24.2°F

Maximum temp… -23.6°C / -10.5°F on day 28

Minimum temp… -36.8°C / -34.2°F on day 23

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 9.0 mph or 7.8 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 21 mph or 18 knots on day 27

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 066 degrees at 6.7 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 691.2 mb

Highest pressure… 693.9 mb on day 23

Lowest pressure…. 687.6 mb on day 25

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10210 ft/ 3112 m

Highest physio-alt = 10345 ft/ 3153 m on day 25

Lowest physio-alt  = 10109 ft/ 3081 m on day 23

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 3

Days clear………………. 3

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 19.5

Percent of possible….. 81

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 21.4 mb, or 26781 meters

Highest sounding………………… 5.3 mb, or 36344 meters on day 29/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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10 December 2013 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Nov 30 – Dec 5,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -27.7°C / -17.9°F

Maximum temp… -22.4°C / -8.3°F on day 2

Minimum temp… -31.0°C / -23.8°F on day 5

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 10.2 mph or 8.9 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 26 mph or 23 knots on day 2

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 057 degrees at 6.9 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 682.0 mb

Highest pressure… 687.8 mb on day 30

Lowest pressure…. 676.7 mb on day 4

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10555 ft/ 3217 m

Highest physio-alt = 10755 ft/ 3278 m on day 4

Lowest physio-alt  = 10335 ft/ 3150 m on day 30

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 3

Days clear………………. 3

Days partly cloudy……….. 3

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 21.0

Percent of possible….. 87

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 12

Average height of soundings………. 26.4 mb, or 25090 meters

Highest sounding………………… 19.8 mb, or 26902 meters on day 30/12Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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16 December 2013 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Dec 6th – 12th,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -27.1°C / -16.8°F

Maximum temp… -24.7°C / -12.5°F on day 11

Minimum temp… -31.1°C / -24.0°F on day 6

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 10.1 mph or 8.8 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 24 mph or 21 knots on day 9

Maximum wind direction…… Grid East

Average vectored wind……. 049 degrees at 7.5 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 686.3 mb

Highest pressure… 690.3 mb on day 8

Lowest pressure…. 680.6 mb on day 7

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10391 ft/ 3167 m

Highest physio-alt = 10606 ft/ 3233 m on day 7

Lowest physio-alt  = 10242 ft/ 3122 m on day 8

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 3

Days clear………………. 3

Days partly cloudy……….. 4

Days cloudy……………… 0

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 20.6

Percent of possible….. 86

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 20.3 mb, or 27255 meters

Highest sounding………………… 8.9 mb, or 32752 meters on day 06/00Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

 

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23 December 2013 – Weather

 

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

 

Dec 14th – 20th,  2013, South Pole Station, Antarctica

 

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Temperature:

Average temp… -25.4°C / -13.7°F

Maximum temp… -22.6°C / -8.7°F on day 14 “

Minimum temp… -28.0°C / -18.4°F on day 20

Wind:

Average wind speed………. 7.8 mph or 6.8 knots

Prevailing wind direction… Grid Northeast

Maximum wind speed………. 23 mph or 20 knots on day 18

Maximum wind direction…… Grid Northeast

Average vectored wind……. 037 degrees at 6.1 knots

Station Pressure:

Average pressure… 686.6 mb

Highest pressure… 689.6 mb on day 16

Lowest pressure…. 682.9 mb on day 14

Physio-altitude:

Average physio-alt = 10381 ft/ 3164 m

Highest physio-alt = 10519 ft/ 3206 m on day 14

Lowest physio-alt  = 10269 ft/ 3130 m on day 16

Sky Cover:

Average cloud cover (8ths)… 5

Days clear………………. 0

Days partly cloudy……….. 5

Days cloudy……………… 2

Sunshine:

Sunset on 22 March 2014

Average hours per day… 13.3

Percent of possible….. 56

Visibility:

0 days with visibility of 1/4 mile or less.

Balloon flight data:

Number of soundings for the week….. 14

Average height of soundings………. 25.6 mb, or 26785 meters

Highest sounding………………… 13.3 mb, or 29920 meters on day 15/12Z flight

0 soundings were missed.

**RECORDS**

No records were tied or broken this week.

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