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Antarctica: Highest Temperature

Record Value 15°C (59°F)
Date of Record 1/5/1974
Length of Record  
Instrumentation  
Geospatial Location Vanda Station, Antarctica [77°32'S, 161°40'E, elevation: 15m (49ft)]

References

New Zealand Antarctic Society, 1974: Antarctic heat wave, Antarctic, 71, pp. 4;

Discussion

This extreme occurred during a period of record high temperatures in the McMurdo Sound and Dry Valley regions of Antarctica

Vanda Station, Antarctica

Closeup Satellite Image of Vanda Station, Antarctica

Vanda Station, Antarctica

Regional Satellite Image of Vanda Station, Antarctica