Amundsen-Scott (South Pole) weather

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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 Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)?

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

Which month has the most rain in Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Amundsen-Scott (South Pole) 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 Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)?

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

What is the time difference between Antarctica and the UK?

The time difference between Antarctica and the UK is GMT12 to GMT-3 hours.

Do you need a visa for Antarctica?

No, UK passport holders do not need a visa to enter Antarctica.

Compare Amundsen-Scott (South Pole) weather with the USA

Below the Amundsen-Scott (South Pole) weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Amundsen-Scott (South Pole), Antarctica and the USA (Washington).

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