Dome A
Weather Forecast, Antarctica

 

Days 0-3 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -36°C on Tue morning, min -43°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NNW on Tue morning, moderate winds from the NNW by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -33°C on Fri afternoon, min -42°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the N on Thu morning, strong winds from the NNW by Sat morning).

Days 6-9 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -35°C on Sun morning, min -41°C on Tue night). Mainly strong winds.

Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind km/h
50 NW50
45 NNW45
40 N40
50 NNW50
45 NNW45
25 NNE25
35 NNE35
30 N30
25 NNW25
25 N25
35 N35
40 NNW40
40 NW40
30 NNW30
35 NNW35
40 N40
50 NNW50
45 NNW45
45 NNW45
40 NNW40
40 NNW40
30 NW30
30 NW30
30 NW30
35 WNW35
40 WNW40
40 WNW40
cloudy cloudy clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds cloudy some clouds some clouds cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy some clouds
Rain
Rain mm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
-38 -38 -37 -36 -36 -36 -37 -40 -42 -41 -38 -35 -34 -33 -33 -33 -33 -33 -35 -36 -37 -38 -38 -38 -40 -39 -39
Low °C
-38 -39 -40 -36 -36 -36 -39 -41 -43 -42 -39 -36 -34 -34 -35 -34 -33 -34 -35 -36 -38 -38 -38 -39 -40 -40 -41
Chill °C
-60 -59 -57 -58 -56 -54 -56 -58 -60 -60 -59 -54 -53 -50 -51 -53 -53 -53 -55 -56 -57 -56 -56 -55 -60 -59 -59
Freezing level m
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sea lvl3000ft6000ft9000ft12000ft15000ft
mountain backdrop mountain backdrop
-38-38-37-36-36-36-37-40-42-41-38-35-34-33-33-33-33-33-35-36-37-38-38-38-40-39-39
Sunrise
12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - -
Sunset
- 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 -

This table gives the weather forecast for Dome A at the specific elevation of 4091 m. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of Dome A. To see the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider overview of the weather, consult the Weather Map of Antarctica.

Live conditions reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather StationTemp.WeatherWind
Cloud
Visibility
Cloud / Visibility
Davis Base
1318 km N
13m alt.
2 hours ago
-13.0° C
State of sky unchanged.
15
Light winds from the E
(15 kph at 80).
50 km
Mid: few
Baldrick Aws
1360 km SSW
1968m alt.
1 hour ago
-46.8° C
No report.
35
Fresh winds from the ENE
(35 kph at 60).
Mawson Base
1483 km NW
16m alt.
2 hours ago
-9.6° C
heavy snow
Heavy drifting snow, above eye level.
0.2 km
MidPoint
1579 km ESE
2510m alt.
1 hour ago
-48.1° C
-
43
Strong winds from the WSW
(43 kph at 240).
Syowa Base
1630 km W
21m alt.
2 hours ago
-21.3° C
-
6
Light winds from the WSW
(6 kph at 250).
40 km
Mid: few

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to Dome A and within an acceptable time window.