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Current South Pole Weather



South Pole weather data from 2014/10/22 23:50 UTC (2014/10/22 23:50 +0000):
  • Temperature: -48°C / -54.4°F

  • Windchill: -67.9°C / -90.1°F

  • Wind: NNE (30°) at 25.9 km/h / 16.1 mph

  • Visibility: at 6 km / 3.7 sm

  • Clouds: Broken at 2438.4m

  • Conditions: Ice Crystals, Mist

The current satellite image from the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center:



You can see what the conditions are actually like on the NOAA webcam (updated every 15 minutes when we have a satellite link): NOAA LiveSouth Pole Webcam

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47 Responses to “Current South Pole Weather”

  1. Jeff Reese
    March 19th, 2008 08:15
    1

    Wow I just can’t believe the temps there. I have never experianced that kind of cold. I used to snowmobile in Old Forge New York and have been out riding at about -20F. That would seem like a warm day to you. I have been coming to these web sites for a few years now and love the insight you all bring to life down there. Keep up the good work.

  2. doug harwood
    March 22nd, 2008 04:29
    2

    JUST THE WAY I REMBER IT FROM 1967 WINTER OVER. HOPE EVERYONE THERE IS O.K. JUST THINK GUYS ONLY ABOUT 8 MONTHS TILL THE NEXT PLANE. DOUG HARWOOD WINTER OVER 1967

  3. John Dzienny
    April 1st, 2008 13:04
    3

    Thanks so much to all of you enduring another Winter at the South Pole. I am an Army officer who has deployed in combat zones many times and I am in awe of the professionalism, sacrifice, dedication and spirit of all of you “Polies”. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to spread the good word or help you out in any way. You are all truly an inspiration to America and the International Scientific Community!

  4. dick schroeder
    April 26th, 2008 14:39
    4

    just think 7 mounths and its over indiana jack

  5. Doug Harwood
    May 5th, 2008 02:45
    5

    Well, I hope everything is all well with everyone at the pole. I keep watching the weather and I’m glad I’m here in arizona. Our temps have been nearing the 100 plus degrees. Thanks for all your sacrifices, Your OAE friend, Doug, W/O 67

  6. Terry
    June 1st, 2008 04:46
    6

    BRrrrrrr cold!!!!!!

  7. howes
    June 25th, 2008 17:03
    7

    where’s drew? Is he at the Aleutian Islands?
    Tricky Nature

  8. Chris
    July 14th, 2008 18:14
    8

    Good Day,

    I hope is well and you all are staying warm!!! I am a “Ham and weather Guy” and been trying to get a QSL card from you guy’s. Wondering what band you guy’s talk on. Again stay warm and well.

    Best wishes,
    Chris Bresett
    KC2TLU
    Upstate NY, USA

  9. graeme
    July 15th, 2008 04:01
    9

    I´m interesting to immigrate in Ant
    arctida.What´s the possibility?

  10. Richard House
    July 25th, 2008 11:47
    10

    just to say I have recently read three books on Scott snf am amazed at the work you guys do in antartica.

    Keep up the good work.

    Richard

  11. E.D.Ernst
    August 2nd, 2008 06:47
    11

    I could never in my wildest dreams of in comparision to the Blizzard of 1977 and ’85 that it was so cold in terms of wind chill factor wise down there it is +82 degrees and sunny here just to make your day alittle pleasant I am from Buffalo N.Y. I often wonder if how the penguins’ heart can survive in such temperatures?

  12. E.D.Ernst
    August 2nd, 2008 06:51
    12

    I just correct a mistake on my e mail address

  13. allen wachter
    September 19th, 2008 22:11
    13

    Im wondering if your eyes freeze up and how do you protect them.What kind of gloves do you wear.because my hands are always freezing,

    alyboy from port jefferson new york

  14. allen wachter
    October 8th, 2008 21:08
    14

    what kind of heating and water system do you have and what is the inside temperture?How about the sewer system,how does that work and how is the food.
    Keep warm and good luck.
    alyboy

    p.s. how can I mail you people.

  15. Ronald Rizzolo
    November 9th, 2008 10:46
    15

    First,in climatology history was Robert Falcon Scott’s terrible turn in the weather a freak, or just a normal deviant.
    Second do you think any down there could repeat Shackletons journey beyond elephant island? How much respect do you have for them knowing the conditions…I know I’m dumbfounded, humbled to no end! Also a bit confused why Roald seemed to have much better weather. Luck of the draw? Thank You

  16. Eydie
    December 1st, 2008 11:20
    16

    I have read so much about the antarctica. Adventurers, explorers and the people who winter over there. I have often thought about going there for a winter or two but it seems like there are only very specific jobs and very hearty popel who can make it. I hope you stay entertained.Are there still tons of hot dogs lining the halls down there?

  17. Ron
    December 4th, 2008 13:16
    17

    Eydie, I dont think this is a question forum. I submitted my post and never received a reply in any form.I guess its a common mistake that mostly everyone made! I wish they would designate a person to answer our questions here. Perhaps they will someday..
    I would love to winter over once! Thoses arouras look awesome. cya, Jersey Ron.

  18. Steffen
    December 4th, 2008 14:06
    18

    Ron,

    I do enjoy your comments but unfortunately time doesn’t allow to go into detailed answers most of the time. This is a one man show. Hope you understand.

  19. pavlovsky
    December 10th, 2008 11:03
    19

    hello
    je recherche les videos d’aurores boreales de Ebihora institut de Tokyo pouvez vous m’envoyer le nom du site merci!!!!

    pavlo

  20. Dr. Claus-Peter Baur
    December 14th, 2008 07:00
    20

    Some of the entries bring a smile on my face. Of course all of us are antarctica enthusiasts but Ihope that the people who write that they would like to spend a winter there are REALLY 12 years old.
    Of course I would like to see the pole too, but please only briefly!!!
    I recommend the books of Oslund for a glimpse at the tortutes traversing Antarctica and Arctica.

    Claus-Peter

  21. ron
    December 27th, 2008 12:58
    21

    I for one cetainly do NOT mean winter over exposed to the elements..Too cold, but I hear the foods so good!lol…I would jump at a chance to spend a year there. Brush up on my chess..

  22. ron
    January 17th, 2009 15:00
    22

    C’mon guys/girls, please there must be some way to put a sunscreen on the camera and let us enjoy your 24 hr sunset….Just a thought and a view I’m sure a lot would love to see!
    Heck I would try to paypal $ just to see it! even if in 4 hr incraments ..

  23. zigu
    March 27th, 2009 11:00
    23

    hi all, kisses from Italy…

  24. #1229
    May 19th, 2009 17:18
    24

    To Ron: My friend, you don’t see an Antarctic sunset, you experience it. And the only way to do that is to commit to the long haul: the grueling temperatures, the fantastic community life, the life of a winter-over. Greetings from 90 degrees south!

  25. Eydie
    June 13th, 2009 16:47
    25

    I apprecaite Ron’s reply to my quetiosn for the team in Antarctic, back in 08. I was under the assumption that that someone was heating one the many thousands of hot dogs from the halls on their room stove and reading these. I spose I should find some place where someone wants to tell me about the frozen sites or I could jsut be fascinated by these comments….peace lvoea nd icebergs…e

  26. Personal page.
    June 14th, 2009 17:13
    26

    Check out this….

    C00l ste, keep up the good work….

  27. John
    June 18th, 2009 22:29
    27

    Is there a chat room for people staying at SPT ? If so please post a link…I would like to chat with people there.

  28. Dwaine "Wally" Waltrip
    June 19th, 2009 04:41
    28

    Was the South Pole Air Traffic Contoller Nov 1984 – Feb 1985, Nov 1985 – Jan 1986, Nov 1986 – Dec 1987. The Weather is as I remember the Winter-Overs telling me. The Facilities look fresher. I wouldn’t know what to do without seeing that big Dome though. it is still the best duty station I ever served.

    Wally

  29. Tim Lyons
    July 9th, 2009 17:43
    29

    Steph!

    Rub something together down there, will ya?
    Nice job on the Jake Speed info.
    Hope your winter is going well. Say hello to Johan for me!

  30. bonham
    July 25th, 2009 04:52
    30

    I am going to the Esperanza (ARG) station for 3 months January 2010. It’s going to be an awesome experience.

  31. Val Taylor Dallas Texas
    August 26th, 2009 17:46
    31

    How life down there? Please respond before Fri.08/28/09. One question is how do you think global warming is changing the seasons down there as it is up here? I`m a big space nut, like my momma says.. Our weather is changing so fast that even the seasona don`t know what season it is. Do you have high waves? Take care.

    Best Regards
    VT

  32. tj biker
    September 2nd, 2009 01:56
    32

    I LIVE IN BRISTOL PA & THE WEATHER IS 59+ & SUNNY HERE.

  33. sean
    November 30th, 2009 16:40
    33

    Wow,
    Weather network says it -32 right now….Too cold for this camper!!! I think Mexico it the way to go.
    I’m in Edmonton, its 4c now…I’ll quit whining!!! lol

  34. Steve
    January 12th, 2010 00:12
    34

    Hey guys.

    Was just brousing and came across this site, just wanted to say keep up the good work! I thought it was cold here in Southampton England but bbrrrr All the best!!!

  35. James
    January 23rd, 2010 10:41
    35

    Heya, -25°c and similar lighting conditions up here too! However, since I’ve clicked on this site it’s already gotten a tad darker (evening) and I guess your lighting hasn’t changed… at all! Anyway, howdy from your northern snow friends in Canada!

  36. John
    January 26th, 2010 15:38
    36

    Hi from Chicago….We’re at around 20 F here and 1″ of snow…so for you all that’s like summer. If you have an ILRP node and would like to chat on echolink you can send it to
    AB9JW@comcast.net and a zulu time that would be best to chat. Have a good day, since I guess you might not be having nights yet.

  37. Fred
    October 20th, 2011 01:58
    37

    I am working as a photo editor for Science & vie, a French science magazine. I’ve seen a picture you took on Flickr that we would like to use (south pole telescope). Can you please contact me?

  38. Steffen
    October 29th, 2011 18:39
    38

    Fred, I sent you an email on 10/21 but haven’t heard back from you. Please let me know if you are still interested.

  39. Gerd
    December 23rd, 2011 14:10
    39

    Hello all @ the station,
    just watched a documentary about Amundsen & Scott on german TV (channel: ZDF.info 2011/12/23 0:30am ) …

    http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1514624/Wettlauf-zum-Suedpol-Amundsen-vs-Scott-#/beitrag/video/1514624/Wettlauf-zum-Suedpol-Amundsen-vs-Scott-

    very, very interesting and both of them where true heroes!!! Merry christmas to all of you and take care.
    Gerd

  40. Howi
    December 28th, 2011 09:21
    40

    Hello from Austria.

    Please tell me the Google coord. from your
    Anartika Station.

    Thank you.

    nette Grüße Howi Austria

  41. DOUG HARWOOD
    January 2nd, 2012 05:25
    41

    IT,S HARD TO IMAGINE OVER 200 PEOPLE AT THE POLE STATION AT ONE TOME. IF WE WOULD HAVE HAD THAT MANY BACK IN 67 THEY WOULD BE WALKING ON ONE ANOTHER. HARD TO BELIEVE THE TEMP GOT TO ABOVE FREEZING. WELL, I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEARS DAY AND A GOOD 2012. YOUR OLD POLIE FRIEND FROM YUMA, ARIZONA, DOUG HARWOOD W/O 67

  42. Fatah
    March 6th, 2012 23:40
    42

    The equator needs some of those cold air. We need mirrors that deflect cold air, not light.

  43. Billy USA
    April 22nd, 2012 03:24
    43

    Hello From Toledo Ohio Stay Warm Thank You

  44. Francesco
    November 8th, 2012 20:58
    44

    Hello!

    I find weather information on the South Pole very interesting and also the live webcam is fascinating! I enjoy looking at them! Congratulations on the website!

    Greetings from Italy

  45. Neil Frandsen
    August 3rd, 2013 22:50
    45

    Well, I decided to have a boo at the South Pole websites, to see if it is as evil as I remembered from my times, Surveying for Seismic Exploration, on the High Arctic Ice, and Islands, in Canada’s North.
    I see it is.
    Ken Borek’s Twin Otters, and other aircraft are still at it, I see. Some of his Catskinners have experiences in Austral winters, as well as in Arctic winters. Their tales enlivened some Blizzarding times, in the Arctic…

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    46

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