Weather

18 April 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Apr 5th - 11th, 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... -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.




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