Weather

3 September 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 24 - Aug 30, 2013, 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... -57.7°C / -71.9°F
Maximum temp... -44.0°C / -47.2°F on day 28
Minimum temp... -71.7°C / -97.1°F on day 26

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 9.7 mph or 8.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northwest
Maximum wind speed.......... 24 mph or 21 knots on day 28
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northwest
Average vectored wind....... 002 degrees at 6.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 672.3 mb
Highest pressure... 683.6 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 667.6 mb on day 27

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10920 ft/ 3328 m
Highest physio-alt = 11099 ft/ 3383 m on day 27
Lowest physio-alt  = 10493 ft/ 3198 m on day 30

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 5
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 3
Days cloudy.................. 3

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
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.......... 119.6 mb, or 14006 meters
Highest sounding..................... 32.2 mb, or 20492 meters on day 27/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 25: The average wind speed of 2.1 knots/2.4 mph broke the previous lowest average wind speed record of 3.6 knots/4.1 mph set in 1991.



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