Dome A
Weather Forecast, Antarctica

 

Days 0-3 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -38°C on Wed night, min -47°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Tue morning, light winds from the S by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -40°C on Sun afternoon, min -48°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -39°C on Mon night, min -43°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Tue afternoon, light winds from the ENE by Thu morning).

Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
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
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind km/h
40 NNW40
35 N35
30 NNW30
30 NNW30
30 NW30
35 WNW35
30 W30
25 W25
10 S10
25 SE25
25 SSE25
30 SSE30
25 SE25
25 SE25
25 ESE25
25 ESE25
25 ESE25
20 E20
20 E20
25 ENE25
30 NE30
30 NE30
40 NNE40
30 N30
20 N20
20 N20
10 N10
cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds clear clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds
Rain
Rain mm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
-42 -41 -40 -43 -40 -38 -43 -43 -43 -47 -42 -42 -44 -41 -41 -42 -40 -40 -42 -40 -39 -41 -39 -39 -41 -39 -39
Low °C
-42 -42 -43 -43 -42 -43 -44 -43 -47 -48 -44 -45 -45 -43 -42 -42 -41 -42 -43 -41 -41 -41 -40 -41 -41 -40 -42
Chill °C
-64 -61 -59 -63 -60 -58 -63 -61 -57 -67 -60 -61 -63 -58 -58 -60 -58 -57 -60 -58 -58 -60 -58 -57 -57 -53 -52
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
-42-41-40-43-40-38-43-43-43-47-42-42-44-41-41-42-40-40-42-40-39-41-39-39-41-39-39
Sunrise
8:21 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - -
Sunset
- 6:48 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 - - 12:00 -

Issued local time.

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
Amundsen-Scott Airport
1146 km S
2830m alt.
1 hour ago
-59° C
moderate snow
Ice crystals.
13
Light winds from the E
(13 kph at 100).
Mid: few
Davis Base
1318 km N
13m alt.
50 minutes ago
-2.7° C
Precipitation within sight but not hitting ground.
35
Fresh winds from the NE
(35 kph at 40).
50 km
Mid: overcast
Mawson Base
1483 km NW
16m alt.
50 minutes ago
-14.5° C
State of sky unchanged.
37
Fresh winds from the SE
(37 kph at 150).
50 km
Mid: few
MidPoint
1579 km ESE
2510m alt.
50 minutes ago
-45.6° C
-
35
Fresh winds from the WSW
(35 kph at 240).
Syowa Base
1630 km W
21m alt.
50 minutes ago
-14.6° C
State of sky unchanged.
13
Light winds from the SSW
(13 kph at 210).
30 km
Mid: mostly cloudy

* 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.