Best time to visit Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)

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Amundsen-Scott (South Pole) by month

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When is the best time to visit Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)?

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

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