Weather

26 August 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Aug 17 - Aug 23, 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... -57.4°C / -71.2°F
Maximum temp... -47.7°C / -53.9°F on day 18
Minimum temp... -68.2°C / -90.8°F on day 21

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 13.6 mph or 11.8 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 39 mph or 34 knots on day 18
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 050 degrees at 10.3 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 686.1 mb
Highest pressure... 698.9 mb on day 17
Lowest pressure.... 677.4 mb on day 23

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10399 ft/ 3170 m
Highest physio-alt = 10726 ft/ 3269 m on day 23
Lowest physio-alt  =  9923 ft/ 3025 m on day 17

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 1
Days partly cloudy........... 5

Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunrise on 20 September 2013
Average hours per day... 0.0
Percent of possible..... 0

 

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

 

Balloon flight data:
Number of soundings for the week..... 8
Average height of soundings.......... 124.1 mb, or 13481 meters
Highest sounding..................... 102.7 mb, or 14422 meters on day 20/00Z flight 0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 18: The peak wind speed of 34 knots/39 mph tied the previous peak wind speed record set in 1986.



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