Weather

25 November 2013

SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA WEATHER

Weather from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Nov 16 - 22,  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... -35.2°C / -31.4°F
Maximum temp... -29.8°C / -21.6°F on day 19
Minimum temp... -40.7°C / -41.3°F on day 16

 

Wind:
Average wind speed.......... 12.0 mph or 10.4 knots
Prevailing wind direction... Grid Northeast
Maximum wind speed.......... 38 mph or 33 knots on day 19
Maximum wind direction...... Grid Northeast
Average vectored wind....... 045 degrees at 8.7 knots

 

Station Pressure:
Average pressure... 684.3 mb
Highest pressure... 696.3 mb on day 22
Lowest pressure.... 677.1 mb on day 19

 

Physio-altitude:
Average physio-alt = 10466 ft/ 3190 m
Highest physio-alt = 10738 ft/ 3273 m on day 19
Lowest physio-alt  = 10020 ft/ 3054 m on day 22

 

Sky Cover:
Average cloud cover (8ths)... 4
Days clear................... 2
Days partly cloudy........... 4
Days cloudy.................. 1

 

Sunshine:
Sunset on 22 March 2014
Average hours per day... 22.7
Percent of possible..... 95

 

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.......... 24.7 mb, or 25677 meters ?
Highest sounding..................... 3.2 mb, or 39998 meters on day 19/00Z flight
0 soundings were missed.

 

**RECORDS**
Day 19: The Peak Wind of 33KTs broke the previous Peak Wind of 32KTs set in 1979




Comments

Leave a comment
Please enter the code shown into the box below
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code