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The climate in French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams of this site are taken from the collected data from the official weather station of French Southern and Antarctic Lands at an altitude of 30m above sea level. 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 January to February. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from May to October.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in French Southern and Antarctic Lands

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in French Southern and Antarctic Lands
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Temperature records of the last 67 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1954 to June 2021 was reported by the Ile Amsterdam weather station. In February 2015 the record temperature of 26.2 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 1993 with an average temperature of 12.9 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 11.4 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 14.2 °C.

The coldest day in these 67 years was reported by the weather station Ile Amsterdam. Here the temperature dropped to 2.7 °C in August 2019. Ile Amsterdam lies at an altitude of 29 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1967 with an average temperature of 15.1 °C. In French Antarctic Lands, it is usual to have about 1.9 degrees more at 17.0 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in März 1978. With 14.1 mm per day, the Ile Amsterdam weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 67 years.


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