Best time to go to Antarctica

  • Max Day Temperature: 22 - 30°C [remove]
  • Hours of Sunshine: 10 hours or more [remove]

The best time to go to Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)) is January, February, October, November and December

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • -26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-26
    Jan
  • -39°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-39
    Feb
  • -51°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-51
    Mar
  • -54°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-54
    Apr
  • -54°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-54
    May
  • -55°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-55
    Jun
  • -56°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-56
    Jul
  • -56°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-56
    Aug
  • -56°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-56
    Sep
  • -49°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-49
    Oct
  • -36°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-36
    Nov
  • -27°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott (South Pole))-27
    Dec

Hours of Sunshine (daily)

  • 18 hours of sunshine per day (75% of daylight hours) in January in Antarctica18
    Jan
  • 18 hours of sunshine per day (74% of daylight hours) in February in Antarctica18
    Feb
  • 9 hours of sunshine per day (55% of daylight hours) in March in Antarctica9
    Mar
  • 0 hours of sunshine per day (0% of daylight hours) in April in Antarctica0
    Apr
  • 0 hours of sunshine per day (0% of daylight hours) in May in Antarctica0
    May
  • 0 hours of sunshine per day (0% of daylight hours) in June in Antarctica0
    Jun
  • 0 hours of sunshine per day (0% of daylight hours) in July in Antarctica0
    Jul
  • 0 hours of sunshine per day (0% of daylight hours) in August in Antarctica0
    Aug
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day (56% of daylight hours) in September in Antarctica5
    Sep
  • 14 hours of sunshine per day (57% of daylight hours) in October in Antarctica14
    Oct
  • 20 hours of sunshine per day (83% of daylight hours) in November in Antarctica20
    Nov
  • 19 hours of sunshine per day (81% of daylight hours) in December in Antarctica19
    Dec
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The best time to go guide for Antarctica, represented by Amundsen-Scott (South Pole), shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & the Met Office. Find out more about our data sources.

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