Current South Pole Weather Data


Current South Pole
Satellite Image

South Pole Weather Data

These data are the average of hourly measurements obtained at the South Pole Observatory between 0000 and 2300 UT on
  • Air Temperature: °C ( °F )
  • Dew Point: °C ( °F )
  • Air Pressure: mbar
  • Wind Speed: m/s
  • Wind Direction: degrees ( )
  • Wind "Steadiness Factor":
  • Precipitation: mm
For more information (or more data), see the NOAA page explaining these data.

Data for a whole year

This plot summarizes all of the data for 1998, and this plot summarizes 1999. From top to bottom, the abbreviations are: Here is a summary table with the average values for each month of 1998:
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 SOUTH POLE               JAN    FEB    MAR    APR    MAY    JUN    JUL    AUG    SEP    OCT    NOV    DEC    1998
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 Prevailing Wind           N      NE     NE     ENE    ESE    E      NNE    NE     ENE    NE     N      NNE    N  
   Direction
 Average Wind               4.5    4.4    5.2    4.9    6.1    5.0    6.2    5.5    5.1    5.2    6.6    3.6    5.2
   Speed (m/s)
 Maximum Wind               9      9      9     11     14     10     14     12     11     10     14      9     14  
   Speed (m/s)
 Direction of Max.        359      3     13      3    351    346      9    353     28     26      3     18    351  
   Wind (deg)
 Average Station          686.1  683.8  678.2  668.0  675.3  680.1  673.2  672.6  675.9  675.6  678.5  682.9  677.4
   Pressure (mb)
 Maximum Pressure         698    694    687    681    685    689    684    683    687    696    693    692    698  
   (mb)
 Minimum Pressure         680    675    664    658    653    666    659    660    664    662    667    670    653  
   (mb)
 Average Air              -27.5  -38.4  -53.0  -62.2  -58.0  -54.6  -59.1  -63.0  -62.2  -53.8  -36.4  -28.6  -50.0
   Temperature (deg C)
 Maximum Temperature      -20    -26    -42    -46    -35    -37    -44    -47    -46    -39    -23    -21    -20  
   (deg C)
 Minimum Temperature      -38    -52    -62    -73    -75    -69    -74    -73    -75    -66    -48    -34    -75  
   (deg C)
 Average Dewpoint         -30.4  -41.7  -56.3  -64.6  -61.0  -57.8  -61.8  -65.8  -65.4  -56.8  -39.2  -31.5  -52.9
   Temperature (deg C)
 Maximum Dewpoint         -23    -29    -45    -49    -37    -40    -46    -49    -49    -41    -26    -24    -23  
   Temperature (deg C)
 Minimum Dewpoint         -42    -55    -66    -76    -78    -73    -76    -76    -79    -69    -50    -37    -79  
   Temperature (deg C)
 Precipitation (mm)         0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0      0