- The climate of Antarctica is the coldest on Earth. The continent is also extremely dry (it is technically a desert), averaging 166 mm (6.5 in) of precipitation per year. Snow rarely melts on most parts of the continent, and, after being compressed, becomes the glacier ice that makes up the ice sheet.
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Weather in Antarctica (16 Locations) Belgrano II Base: Thu 6:17 pm: 3 °F: Marambio Base: Thu 6:17 pm: 41 °F: Rothera Research Station: Thu 6:17 pm: 33 °F: Carlini Base: Thu 6:17 pm: 32 °F: Mario Zucchelli Station: Fri 9:17 am-4 °F: San Martín Base: Thu 6:17 pm: 40 °F: Casey: Fri 5:17 am-9 °F: Mawson: Fri 2:17 am-7 °F: South Pole: Fri 9:17 am-84 °F: Davis (Antarct.) Fri 4:17 am-6 °F
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Antarctica’s average annual temperature ranges from about −10 °C on the coast to −60 °C at the highest parts of the interior. Near the coast, the temperature can exceed +10 °C in summer and fall to below −40 °C in winter. Over the elevated inland, it can rise to about −30 °C in summer but fall below −80 °C in winter.
Current Weather Conditions: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica (NZSP) 90-00S 00-00E 2835M Conditions at 2021.05.06 1750 UTC ...
The climate of Antarctica is the coldest on Earth. The continent is also extremely dry, averaging 166 mm of precipitation per year. Snow rarely melts on most parts of the continent, and, after being compressed, becomes the glacier ice that makes up the ice sheet. Weather fronts rarely penetrate far into the continent, because of the katabatic winds. Most of Antarctica has an ice-cap climate with very cold, generally extremely dry weather.
Antarctic Peninsula: Fairly typical maritime climate, cold winter and warmer summers. The western side of the Peninsula is warmer than the eastern side. Cold winters and short cold summers, approx. +1°C to -15°C monthly averages.
As the world's southern-most continent, Antarctica has unique weather conditions and climate. There are a number of factors that provide it with such a cold and extreme environment. Antarctica has a higher average elevation than the rest of the continents on Earth.