Weather

5 November 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER


Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Oct 26 - Nov 01, 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... -47.8°C / -54.0°F
Maximum temp... -43.5°C / -46.3°F on day 1
Minimum temp... -54.1°C / -65.4°F on day 30

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 11.8 mph or 10.3 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 30 mph or 26 knots on day 26
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 051 degrees at 9.6 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.4 mb
Highest pressure... 690.8 mb on day 30
Lowest pressure.... 678.2 mb on day 1

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10463 ft/ 3189 m
Highest physio-alt = 10696 ft/ 3260 m on day 1
Lowest physio-alt  = 10223 ft/ 3116 m on day 30

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 0
Days partly cloudy........... 6
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 21.8
Percent of possible..... 91

 

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.......... 20.0 mb, or 25453 meters
Highest sounding..................... 11.5 mb, or 29303 meters on day 28/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
No records were tied or broken this week.




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