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The climate on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 2 weather stations.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Climate zone: Moderate zone of the southern hemisphere

It won't be really warm here and you won't need your bathing togs. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from December to March. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from May to September.
Duration of daylight and sunshine on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Temperature records of the last 16 years

The hottest temperature measured from 2006 to March 2022 was reported by the Bird Island South Georgia weather station. In February 2021 the record temperature of 13.4 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 2017 with an average temperature of 0.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is -0.5 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 2.5 °C.

The coldest day in these 16 years was reported by the weather station Bird Island South Georgia. Here the temperature dropped to -11.4 °C in July 2007. Bird Island South Georgia lies at an altitude of 2 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2014 with an average temperature of 3.1 °C. On the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, it is usual to have about 0.7 degrees more at 3.8 °C for this three-month period.




Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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