current temperature values ​​in the Arctic and Antarctic

In the midsummer months, temperatures in the northern hemisphere rise above freezing almost everywhere. Especially in the continental areas such as in Siberia Values ​​above 30 degrees C are not uncommon. The inland ice of Greenland is an exception. It stays freezing cold here.

The same is true for the Antarctic continent. There, due to the altitude of around 3000 m above sea level, minus 20 to minus 30 degrees Celsius are quite normal in midsummer. In winter, the mercury in the extended area around the South Pole can drop to minus 80 to minus 90 degrees C. In the northern hemisphere, the lowest values ​​occur in winter in northeast Siberia with minus 60 to minus 70 degrees C.

Basically, for Comparability of the air temperature to ensure correct measurement. A protective device with good air flow is ideal, without sayCold or indirect sunlight and moisture can get to the sensor. In addition, the measurement should be carried out at a greater distance from buildings and vegetation at a height of two meters over short lawns.

Incidentally, there is even in Germany - apart from the highest mountain, the Zugspitze - places that are in the Summer in the nights of frost can have. These are usually high valleys in the low mountain ranges. One place that also has a weather station is in Marienberg Kühnheide in the Ore Mountains. Here is a report on Frost damage in summer in Kühnheide and here the link to Marienberg-Kühnheide weather station.

Here you can find out the current temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic and their forecast for the coming days. Is there a significant drop in temperature? Maybe even with extreme cold?

Forecast of the air temperature in the Arctic and the adjacent polar regions in the next 10 days (ECMWF) -> Click on the picture for the current forecast <-


14 days forecast from Wetter24.de


Seasons forecast by the ECMWF

Of course, it is always exciting to see how the upcoming season will tend to be, i.e. too warm or too cold. The currently best forecast model, ECMWF, simulates temperature scenarios for the next three to five months once a month. These forecasts can of course only provide initial indications and their probability of occurrence is well below today's weekly or 10-day forecast. Even with an above-average temperature forecast, there can be a burst of cold air in between. However, large-scale anomaly distributions of the temperature forecast have often given good signals for the seasonal forecast in the past. Here it goes to Season forecast of the ECMWF.

November 2020: Little change in the simulation in November for the winter months December to February. The area with slightly below normal temperature values ​​between Greenland and Iceland is now calculated almost as far as Ireland. Especially in Northern and Eastern Europe, it should be milder than the long-term average. The highest deviations are forecast in northern Russia, northwestern Siberia to the Kara and Barents Seas.

October 2020: The simulations to date suggest that the winter 2020/2021 will be too mild, especially for Northern and Eastern Europe. In Central and Western Europe, no major deviations from the normal value are simulated. The polar and arctic regions are generally calculated to be milder than usual, only for Alaska, western Canada and between Greenland and Iceland there are signals for slightly below normal temperature values ​​from December to February.