Weather in November
in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
ushers in the late spring period, setting the stage for the approaching Antarctic summer. Average temperatures during this month see a substantial increase, ranging from 3°C (37.4°F) to 9°C (48.2°F), some of the highest readings of the year.
Grytviken continues to benefit from its coastal location, experiencing slightly warmer conditions than the rest of the islands. This is a clear indicator of the imminent arrival of summer and the associated milder conditions.
Wind speeds in November continue to decrease, with averages dropping to 15km/h (9.3mph). The frequency and intensity of storm events also decline considerably, replaced by more stable weather patterns typical of the approaching summer season.
November sees a significant reduction in snowfall across the islands. While higher altitude areas may still receive occasional snow, the coastal regions, including Grytviken, predominantly experience rainfall due to the warmer temperatures.
The improving weather conditions in November facilitate a further increase in wildlife activity. The islands become a hive of activity as various bird and marine species return to their summer breeding grounds.
Compared to October
, November sees a continued warming trend, lower wind speeds, and a definitive shift from snowfall to rainfall. As the islands transition into December
, these conditions persist, paving the way for the full onset of the Antarctic summer, characterized by the year's highest temperatures, calm winds, and predominance of rain.
- South Georgia Island - November »
The advent of November in South Georgia Island sees the average high-temperature at a still icy 3.4°C (38.1°F), subtly shifted from October's 1.6°C (34.9°F). As November takes over the calendar, South Georgia Island sees a significant upswing in weather conditions.
- Grytviken - November »
On the last day of November, in Grytviken sunrise is at 03:52 and sunset at 20:36 -02. In November, in Grytviken it is snowing for 14.6 days.
- Stromness - November »
In Stromness during November, snow falls for 14.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 220mm (8.66") of snow. In Stromness, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, in November, it is raining for 15.1 days, with typically 89mm (3.5") of accumulated precipitation.