Dome A
Weather Forecast, Antarctica

 

Days 0-3 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -24°C on Thu night, min -32°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SSE on Tue afternoon, strong winds from the SE by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -23°C on Sat night, min -31°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 6-9 Dome A Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Extremely cold (max -26°C on Tue afternoon, min -31°C on Thu morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thu
20
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
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind km/h
25 SSE25
30 SSE30
35 SSE35
40 SE40
35 SSE35
45 SE45
50 SE50
35 SE35
45 SE45
40 ESE40
25 SE25
35 SE35
40 SE40
30 SE30
35 SSE35
35 SE35
35 E35
35 E35
35 E35
25 ESE25
30 ESE30
30 E30
35 E35
35 E35
35 E35
35 E35
35 E35
clear clear clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds clear some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds
Rain
Rain mm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
High °C
-29 -28 -31 -28 -26 -26 -25 -24 -29 -27 -25 -26 -24 -23 -29 -28 -28 -31 -28 -27 -29 -26 -26 -29 -26 -26 -31
Low °C
-30 -32 -32 -30 -27 -27 -25 -26 -29 -28 -27 -27 -25 -28 -29 -28 -31 -31 -29 -29 -29 -28 -29 -30 -28 -30 -31
Chill °C
-44 -43 -49 -45 -41 -43 -42 -39 -47 -43 -39 -42 -39 -36 -45 -44 -44 -48 -43 -41 -44 -41 -41 -45 -42 -42 -48
Freezing level m
0 0 0 0 0 0 350 550 0 0 0 0 250 650 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sea lvl3000ft6000ft9000ft12000ft15000ft
mountain backdrop mountain backdrop
-29-28-31-28-26-26-25-24-29-27-25-26-24-23-29-28-28-31-28-27-29-26-26-29-26-26-31
Sunrise
- - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00 - - 0:00
Sunset
12:00 - - 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
Eagle
441 km N
2824m alt.
2 hours ago
-
26
Moderate winds from the E
(26 kph at 90).
Davis(lgb46aws)
521 km NW
2356m alt.
4 hours ago
-30.5° C
-
15
Light winds from the SE
(15 kph at 150).
Vostok-base
634 km E
3420m alt.
2 hours ago
-28.7° C
light snow
Diamond dust.
17
Light winds from the SE
(17 kph at 160).
2 km
Mid: scattered
University Wisconsin Id 8918
1079 km W
3353m alt.
4 hours ago
-29.4° C
-
41
Strong winds from the NE
(41 kph at 40).
Amundsen-Scott
1107 km S
2835m alt.
2 hours ago
-
Wind obs. (28 kph from 10 degs) was rejected
.
2.4 km
Mid: overcast

* 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.