marks the advent of the heart of winter in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
. The temperatures during this month are consistently low, with averages between -4°C (24.8°F) and 2°C (35.6°F), making it one of the coldest months of the year.
Grytviken, located on the sheltered northern coast of South Georgia, experiences marginally less severe conditions due to the ocean's moderating influence. However, the difference is slight, and the settlement is still subjected to the overall frigid conditions prevalent during this month.
Wind speeds in June are high, with averages around 30km/h (18.6mph). During storm events, gusts can significantly exceed this average, contributing to the often severe weather conditions experienced during the winter months. Storms are frequent in June, marking it as one of the stormiest months of the year.
Precipitation levels are high in June, with the bulk of it falling as snow. The likelihood of rainfall is minimal due to the consistently low temperatures, even in the coastal areas. Snowfall is particularly heavy in the higher altitude regions, leading to significant snow accumulation.
Wildlife activity is minimal in June, as the extreme conditions deter all but the hardiest species. Most bird and marine species have migrated to warmer climates and will not return until the conditions begin to improve.
Compared to May
, June is colder and stormier, with almost all precipitation falling as snow. Looking forward into July
, these extreme conditions persist, with temperatures remaining low, high wind speeds continuing, and heavy snowfall being the norm.
- South Georgia Island - June »
Entering June, South Georgia Island's average high-temperature reads a still subzero cold -1.8°C (28.8°F), indicating a close resemblance to the previous month's climate. June has the shortest days of the year in South Georgia Island, with an average of 7h and 24min of daylight.
- Grytviken - June »
In Grytviken during June, snow falls for 18.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 313mm (12.32") of snow. June has the shortest days of the year in Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, with an average of 7h and 24min of daylight.
- Stromness - June »
June has the shortest days of the year in Stromness, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, with an average of 7h and 24min of daylight. In Stromness, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the average sunshine duration in June is 3.1h.