Best time to visit Antarctica

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Antarctica. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Antarctica?

The best time to visit Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)) is January, February, October, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • -26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-26
  • -39°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-39
  • -51°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-51
  • -54°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-54
  • -54°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-54
  • -55°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-55
  • -56°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-56
  • -56°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-56
  • -56°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-56
  • -49°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-49
  • -36°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-36
  • -27°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-27

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The weather guide for Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the warmest month in Antarctica?

The warmest time of year in Amundsen-Scott (South Pole), Antarctica is normally January. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach -26°C.

Which month has the most rain in Antarctica?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Amundsen-Scott (South Pole), Antarctica with 0mm on average. There are normally no days in January with some rain. Rain may fall as snow in this month.

When is it sunniest in Antarctica?

The sunniest time of year in Amundsen-Scott (South Pole), Antarctica is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 83% of daylight hours; that's 20 hours of sunshine per day.

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