Dome A
Weather Forecast, Antarctica

 

Days 0-3 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -44°C on Wed afternoon, min -52°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the ESE by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -47°C on Sun morning, min -52°C on Fri afternoon). Mainly strong winds.

Days 6-9 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -47°C on Thu night, min -52°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (fresh winds from the E on Mon night, near gales from the SE by Thu afternoon).

Monday
1
Tuesday
2
Wednesday
3
Thu
4
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 AM
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Wind km/h
25 ENE25
15 NNE15
10 NNW10
10 N10
5 NNE5
10 ESE10
20 ESE20
35 ESE35
40 ESE40
40 ESE40
30 ESE30
35 ESE35
40 ESE40
35 E35
20 ENE20
30 ENE30
30 ENE30
30 NE30
30 ENE30
30 ESE30
35 SE35
40 SE40
45 SE45
40 SE40
35 SE35
35 SE35
35 SE35
cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy some clouds some clouds cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy cloudy
Rain
Rain mm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
-47 -45 -45 -44 -44 -47 -48 -49 -51 -52 -51 -50 -48 -48 -47 -47 -47 -48 -48 -48 -52 -52 -51 -51 -50 -50 -50
Low °C
-47 -46 -45 -45 -46 -48 -49 -51 -52 -52 -52 -50 -49 -49 -48 -47 -47 -48 -48 -51 -52 -52 -52 -51 -51 -50 -50
Chill °C
-67 -57 -57 -54 -53 -60 -66 -71 -76 -76 -74 -73 -72 -72 -66 -68 -69 -69 -69 -69 -76 -77 -77 -76 -73 -73 -74
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
-47-45-45-44-44-47-48-49-51-52-51-50-48-48-47-47-47-48-48-48-52-52-51-51-50-50-50
Sunrise
- - 2:33 - - 2:41 - - 2:51 - - 3:00 - - 3:10 - - 3:18 - - 3:29 - - 3:38 - - 3:48
Sunset
1:32 - - 1:23 - - 1:14 - - 1:04 - - 0:55 - - 0:45 - - 0:35 - - 0:25 - - 0:15 - -

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
Eagle
441 km N
2824m alt.
2 hours ago
-38.5° C
-
15
Light winds from the NE
(15 kph at 50).
Davis(lgb46aws)
521 km NW
2356m alt.
2 hours ago
-
7
Light winds from the ENE
(7 kph at 70).
Davis Base
1318 km N
13m alt.
2 hours ago
-7.7° C
moderate snow
Slight to moderate drifting snow, below eye level.
28
Moderate winds from the NNE
(28 kph at 30).
50 km
Mid: mostly cloudy
MawsonAus-base
1483 km NW
16m alt.
2 hours ago
-11.2° C
Distant precipitation but not falling at station.
44
Strong winds from the SSE
(44 kph at 130).
45 km
Mid: mostly cloudy
MidPoint
1579 km ESE
2510m alt.
47 minutes ago
-48.3° C
-
22
Moderate winds from the WSW
(22 kph at 250).

* 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.