CLIMATE

 

The climate of the Republic of Antarctica is quite varied. It ranges from Subtropical in the Aanasituni and Saanapu Islands to an Ice Cap climate in much of the interior of the country. Other climates that can be found in the country include: Tundra, Maritime (Temperate and Subpolar) and Humid Subpolar Continental. Click on the links below to see climate statistics for various locations around the country.

 

 

Antarctic City (Tuxo faso Napaakisu)

 

Puusania

 

Xifeepei

 

Kaahenepe

 

Faatasa

 

Maanamika

 

Iitakika

 

Tuuhapina

 

Titoapiitua

 

Uutaitu

 

Iipiteko

 

Poolufafa

 

Haalitao City (Tuxo faso Haalitao)

 

Kaalilusita

 

Laapiniteke

 

Kunaepetoaa

 

Aunitikii

 

South Pole (Sokilu faso Fumumu)

 

 

 

 

 

ANTARCTIC CITY

Location: 6316S 5705W

Elevation: 17m

Timezone: GMT -3

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 10:33 / 15:07

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 02:32 / 23:01

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfc (Maritime Subpolar)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

14

13

11

7

5

4

3

3

5

6

10

12

Average Low (C)

9

8

6

2

1

1

-1

-1

0

2

5

6

Precipitation (mm)

104

113

131

140

158

164

162

149

133

109

112

102

Record High (C)

27

25

22

18

14

12

10

11

14

18

21

24

Record Low (C)

2

1

-3

-6

-10

-14

-17

-17

-13

-8

-3

0

 

 

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PUUSANIA

Location: 6410S 6013W

Elevation: 72m

Timezone: GMT -3

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 10:59 / 15:06

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 02:24 / 23:34

Kppen Climate Classification: Dfc (Humid Subpolar continental)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

16

15

13

8

5

2

0

1

5

7

12

14

Average Low (C)

10

9

6

2

-1

-4

-6

-5

-2

2

6

8

Precipitation (mm)

126

112

109

101

95

91

88

83

99

116

131

127

Record High (C)

31

29

24

18

15

12

11

11

16

20

23

28

Record Low (C)

0

-2

-5

-12

-16

-20

-25

-24

-18

-12

-6

-1

 

 

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XIFEEPEI

Location: 6703S 6715W

Elevation: 26m

Timezone: GMT -3

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 12:48 / 14:13

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: N/A (sun doesnt set below the horizon)

Kppen Climate Classification: Dfc (Humid Subpolar Continental)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

13

12

9

5

2

0

-2

-1

1

3

7

11

Average Low (C)

7

6

3

-1

-3

-5

-7

-6

-4

-2

2

5

Precipitation (mm)

70

74

89

98

106

114

100

105

92

85

80

78

Record High (C)

24

22

18

14

10

7

5

6

9

12

17

20

Record Low (C)

-3

-5

-10

-15

-18

-20

-23

-23

-19

-16

-10

-4

 

 

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KAAHENEPE

Location: 6923S 6850W

Elevation: 10m

Timezone: GMT -3

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: N/A (sun doesnt rise above the horizon)

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: N/A (sun doesnt set below the horizon)

Kppen Climate Classification: ET (Tundra Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

11

10

6

3

0

-3

-4

-3

-1

2

6

9

Average Low (C)

5

4

0

-4

-6

-8

-10

-9

-6

-4

0

3

Precipitation (mm)

68

61

64

70

67

81

76

84

62

73

60

69

Record High (C)

21

20

16

12

8

5

4

5

7

10

15

19

Record Low (C)

-4

-6

-12

-17

-21

-25

-29

-28

-24

-19

-13

-7

 

 

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FAATASA

Location: 7043S 7531W

Elevation: 54m

Timezone: GMT -4

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: N/A (sun doesnt rise above the horizon)

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: N/A (sun doesnt set below the horizon)

Kppen Climate Classification: ET (Tundra Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

9

8

4

0

-3

-6

-7

-7

-5

-1

3

7

Average Low (C)

2

1

-3

-6

-9

-13

-15

-14

-11

-7

-3

0

Precipitation (mm)

41

38

34

26

23

19

20

27

31

33

36

40

Record High (C)

18

18

12

9

6

2

1

1

3

8

13

17

Record Low (C)

-8

-10

-15

-21

-28

-35

-38

-37

-32

-26

-18

-12

 

 

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MAANAMIKA

Location: 6855S 058W

Elevation: 19m

Timezone: GMT +1

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: N/A (sun doesnt rise above the horizon)

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: N/A (sun doesnt set below the horizon)

Kppen Climate Classification: ET (Tundra Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

6

5

-1

-10

-18

-26

-29

-28

-20

-11

-2

5

Average Low (C)

1

0

-8

-18

-26

-35

-37

-37

-29

-19

-10

-1

Precipitation (mm)

29

23

17

13

9

6

5

4

10

14

18

25

Record High (C)

15

15

8

-1

-9

-14

-16

-16

-10

-2

8

14

Record Low (C)

-9

-11

-23

-37

-46

-57

-62

-60

-49

-35

-24

-12

 

 

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IITAKIKA

Location: 6508S 10253E

Elevation: 66m

Timezone: GMT +8

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 11:25 / 14:55

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 02:00 / 00:13 (next day)

Kppen Climate Classification: ET (Tundra Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

9

8

2

-5

-11

-16

-18

-17

-12

-5

1

7

Average Low (C)

3

2

-6

-13

-18

-24

-25

-25

-20

-12

-6

1

Precipitation (mm)

48

43

39

26

17

12

10

10

14

24

31

37

Record High (C)

17

16

11

5

0

-6

-7

-5

-1

5

12

17

Record Low (C)

-7

-9

-18

-26

-36

-44

-49

-46

-38

-29

-17

-9

 

 

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TUUHAPINA

Location: 6155S 5740W

Elevation: 12m

Timezone: GMT -3

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 10:17 / 15:28

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 02:58 / 22:40

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfc (Maritime Subpolar)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

12

11

10

8

6

4

4

5

6

8

10

11

Average Low (C)

8

8

7

4

2

1

1

1

3

5

7

8

Precipitation (mm)

123

155

168

174

190

212

204

198

183

172

152

131

Record High (C)

23

20

20

16

13

10

10

11

14

17

19

20

Record Low (C)

2

1

-1

-6

-9

-12

-14

-13

-10

-6

-2

1

 

 

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TITOAPIITUA

Location: 5404S 3740W

Elevation: 113m

Timezone: GMT -2

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:52 / 16:13

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 03:54 / 21:04

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfb (Maritime Temperate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

17

16

15

11

8

7

7

7

8

10

13

15

Average Low (C)

12

12

10

7

4

4

3

3

4

6

9

10

Precipitation (mm)

120

135

154

177

191

198

196

184

170

158

145

133

Record High (C)

26

25

22

18

15

13

13

14

15

17

22

25

Record Low (C)

5

5

2

-2

-6

-8

-10

-9

-7

-3

1

4

 

 

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UUTAITU

Location: 6041S 4428W

Elevation: 18m

Timezone: GMT -2

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 10:10 / 15:49

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 03:22 / 22:30

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfc (Maritime Subpolar)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

13

12

10

8

6

5

5

5

6

8

9

11

Average Low (C)

9

8

6

4

3

2

1

1

2

4

6

8

Precipitation (mm)

101

132

143

158

166

177

187

198

169

150

138

114

Record High (C)

22

20

20

17

15

12

11

11

13

16

18

20

Record Low (C)

2

1

-2

-5

-8

-11

-13

-13

-10

-7

-2

0

 

 

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IIPITEKO

Location: 4651S 3750E

Elevation: 24m

Timezone: GMT +3

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:15 / 16:46

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 04:30 / 20:23

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfb (Maritime Temperate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

19

18

16

13

10

9

8

8

10

12

15

17

Average Low (C)

13

13

10

8

6

5

4

4

5

8

10

12

Precipitation (mm)

98

113

124

146

177

201

229

238

198

162

134

111

Record High (C)

30

27

24

20

18

17

15

15

18

21

25

28

Record Low (C)

5

4

1

0

-3

-6

-7

-7

-6

-2

0

3

 

 

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POOLUFAFA

Location: 4920S 7013E

Elevation: 74m

Timezone: GMT +5

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:16 / 16:26

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 04:09 / 20:25

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfc (Maritime Subpolar)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

16

15

13

10

8

7

6

6

8

11

13

14

Average Low (C)

9

8

5

4

3

1

0

0

3

6

7

8

Precipitation (mm)

119

135

166

183

212

241

258

255

232

204

170

141

Record High (C)

28

26

22

19

17

14

13

13

16

20

23

27

Record Low (C)

0

0

-3

-5

-8

-11

-12

-12

-9

-6

-4

-2

 

 

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HAALITAO CITY

Location: 5305S 7343E

Elevation: 62m

Timezone: GMT +5

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:21 / 15:53

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 03:35 / 20:32

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfc (Maritime Subpolar)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

15

14

12

10

7

6

5

5

7

10

12

13

Average Low (C)

10

9

7

5

3

2

1

1

3

6

8

9

Precipitation (mm)

138

155

168

185

202

211

216

231

199

184

172

151

Record High (C)

26

24

21

19

16

13

11

12

14

17

21

23

Record Low (C)

2

1

-2

-6

-8

-10

-11

-11

-9

-5

-3

0

 

 

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KAALILUSITA

Location: 4623S 5148E

Elevation: 37m

Timezone: GMT +4

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:17 / 16:52

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 04:37 / 20:25

Kppen Climate Classification: Cfb (Maritime Temperate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

17

16

13

11

9

8

7

7

9

11

13

15

Average Low (C)

11

10

8

6

4

3

2

2

4

7

9

10

Precipitation (mm)

89

98

109

121

134

146

155

151

144

129

111

102

Record High (C)

28

27

23

20

17

15

13

14

18

21

22

25

Record Low (C)

3

2

0

-4

-6

-9

-10

-10

-7

-4

-1

1

 

 

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LAAPINITEKE

Location: 5232S 16908E

Elevation: 50m

Timezone: GMT -12

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:56 / 16:35

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 04:17 / 21:07

Kppen Climate Classification: ET (Tundra Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

12

11

8

5

4

2

1

1

3

6

8

10

Average Low (C)

7

6

3

1

0

-1

-3

-3

-1

2

3

5

Precipitation (mm)

151

146

139

127

116

103

92

96

110

124

136

155

Record High (C)

21

19

16

14

12

10

8

9

11

13

16

18

Record Low (C)

-1

-2

-5

-8

-10

-13

-15

-14

-11

-7

-4

-2

 

 

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KUNAEPETOAA

Location: 6616S 16212E

Elevation: 274m

Timezone: GMT -12

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 11:58 / 14:28

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: N/A (sun doesnt set below the horizon)

Kppen Climate Classification: ET (Tundra Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

8

7

4

0

-4

-7

-9

-9

-6

-2

3

6

Average Low (C)

4

3

-1

-6

-10

-13

-16

-15

-12

-7

-2

1

Precipitation (mm)

92

74

83

66

93

82

84

77

61

92

84

100

Record High (C)

18

17

13

11

7

2

0

1

3

8

12

16

Record Low (C)

-7

-9

-14

-19

-26

-33

-36

-34

-28

-20

-15

-8

 

 

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AUNITIKII

Location: 3748S 7735E

Elevation: 43m

Timezone: GMT +6

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: 08:05 / 17:38

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: 05:24 / 20:11

Kppen Climate Classification: Csb (Humid Subtropical Dry Summer)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

24

23

20

18

15

14

13

14

15

17

19

22

Average Low (C)

17

16

14

13

11

9

8

9

10

12

13

15

Precipitation (mm)

18

23

36

51

62

78

89

103

80

61

54

28

Record High (C)

35

33

29

26

24

22

22

23

25

28

31

34

Record Low (C)

9

7

5

2

1

0

-1

-1

1

4

6

8

 

 

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SOUTH POLE

Location: 9000S 000E

Elevation: 2,834m

Timezone: GMT

Sunrise and Sunset at winter solstice: N/A (sun doesnt rise above the horizon)

Sunrise and Sunset at summer solstice: N/A (sun doesnt set below the horizon)

Kppen Climate Classification: EF (Ice Cap Climate)

 

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

Average High (C)

-22

-24

-30

-38

-44

-49

-55

-54

-48

-41

-34

-25

Average Low (C)

-35

-36

-43

-50

-58

-62

-67

-67

-62

-54

-45

-37

Precipitation (mm)

7

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

Record High (C)

-9

-11

-18

-25

-33

-37

-41

-40

-35

-27

-20

-13

Record Low (C)

-52

-55

-61

-68

-74

-78

-81

-83

-76

-69

-62

-54

 

 

 

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