Weather in August
, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
remain within the grip of winter, albeit with a slight easing of conditions as the region edges closer to spring. Average temperatures continue to be low, generally ranging from -1°C to 1°C. While still below freezing for most of the month, the temperatures begin to climb compared to the lower averages seen in July
The Kerguelen Islands, a notable portion of the territory, mirror the general climate trends, with temperatures falling within the same range. The subzero conditions prevail, though the islands too start experiencing a subtle rise in temperature towards the end of the month.
When it comes to precipitation, August maintains a pattern similar to July, with snowfall being more frequent than rainfall. However, as temperatures start to climb, instances of rain begin to increase towards the end of the month. True to the region's unpredictable nature, clear days may still swiftly transform into foggy or snowy conditions, with occasional rainfall.
The transition from July to August signals a slight warming in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. While the harsh conditions of winter persist, the increase in temperature and slowly lengthening daylight hours provide early signs of the approaching spring. As August gives way to September
, the region will experience a more noticeable rise in temperature, moving away from the cold of winter and into the milder conditions of spring.
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In Port-aux-Français during August, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 67mm of precipitation. In August, in Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, snow falls for 13 days.