Weather

24 June 2014

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.



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