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WMO Region 7 (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

Based on potential 2015 extreme observation, this extreme is currently under investigation.

WMO Region 7

WMO Region 7 (Antarctica)

Vanda Station, Antarctica

Closeup Satellite Image of Vanda Station, Antarctica

Vanda Station, Antarctica

Regional Satellite Image of Vanda Station, Antarctica