Weather

2 January 2014

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Dec 21th - 27th,  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... -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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