Weather in October
brings further relief to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
as the spring season progresses. Temperatures continue their ascent from winter lows, with averages oscillating between 1°C and 6°C.
In the settlement of Grytviken, the ocean's warming effect translates into slightly higher temperatures compared to the overall islands, marking a noticeable shift towards the more clement conditions of spring.
The average wind speeds continue to decrease in October, dropping to 20km/h. Storm events, while still a possibility, are less frequent and severe than in the preceding months, contributing to the increasingly benign weather conditions.
Precipitation remains a regular feature of October, but the trend of decreasing snowfall and increasing rainfall that started in September
continues. While higher altitude regions still experience substantial snowfall, coastal areas like Grytviken see mostly rain due to the rising temperatures.
The gentler weather conditions of October also signal a significant increase in wildlife activity. Migratory bird and marine species continue to return to the islands, adding to the bustling life that characterizes the approaching summer months.
Compared to September, October sees further improvements in weather conditions, with warmer temperatures, diminished wind speeds, and a definitive transition from snow to rain. As the islands edge into November
, the onset of the Antarctic summer begins to take shape, promising further temperature increases, less wind, and predominantly rainfall.
- South Georgia Island - October »
On the first day of October in South Georgia Island, sunrise is at 05:52 and sunset at 18:40. In South Georgia Island in October, 98mm of precipitation is typically accumulated.
- Grytviken - October »
In Grytviken during October, the rain falls for 10.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 82mm of precipitation. In Grytviken in October, during 16.5 snowfall days, 278mm of snow is typically accumulated.
- Stromness - October »
The month with the least rainfall in Stromness is October, when the rain falls for 10.5 days and typically collects 82mm of precipitation. The month with the least rainfall in Stromness is October, when the rain falls for 10.5 days and typically collects 82mm of precipitation.