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Antarctic Heatwaves?

March 28, 2022

By Paul Homewood

 There have been a couple of stories recently about “Antarctic heatwaves” in the eastern Antarctic.

A close look at daily maximum temperatures from KNMI show that little has actually changed over the years. There is no evidence that the weather is getting hotter, either at the continental sites such as Amundsen and Vostok, or the coastal ones:

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Note that the data appears to only go up to September 2021 for most stations.

  1. March 28, 2022 11:18 am

    Quick, send shiploads of ecotourists to Antarctica to view the heat wave…..
    Never mind. They would get caught in the ice storms and have to be rescued.

    • March 28, 2022 3:00 pm

      . . . shiploads of ‘climate alarmists’ . . and don’t send the rescue ships.

  2. Athelstan. permalink
    March 28, 2022 5:46 pm

    “warming” on the east Antarctic shelf and alarmists and wishful thinking.

  3. March 28, 2022 6:24 pm

    You have to laugh when 10 degrees Fahrenheit is labelled a heatwave. Then there was the mega snowfall that exceeded the ice loss they were wailing about.

    A ‘heat wave’ and snowfall: Why researchers are puzzled by Antarctica’s recent weather

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      March 28, 2022 9:26 pm

      Aah, but the snow and/or ice will melt (at that minus 12℃).
      When I saw that claim I knew that my estimation of “climate science” was right.
      We have incompetents screaming and incompetents following their wishes.

  4. It doesn't add up... permalink
    March 28, 2022 7:12 pm

    Some like it hot….
    We’re havin’ a Heat Wave

  5. jimlemaistre permalink
    March 28, 2022 7:16 pm

    The Winter of 2021 . . . .The COLDEST on Record !!!

    South Pole posts most severe cold season on record, a surprise in a warming world
    While the rest of the world sizzled, the South Pole shivered with an average temperature of minus-78 degrees over the past six months.

    Amid a record hot summer in large parts of the Northern Hemisphere, beset by devastating fires, floods and hurricanes, Antarctica was mired in a deep, deep freeze. That’s typically the case during the southernmost continent’s winter months, but 2021 was different.

    The chill was exceptional, even for the coldest location on the planet.

    The average temperature at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station between April and September, a frigid minus-78 degrees (minus-61 Celsius), was the coldest on record, dating back to 1957. This was 4.5 degrees lower than the most recent 30-year average at this remote station, which is operated by United States Antarctic Program and administered by the National Science Foundation.

    The Big Green Propaganda Machine . . . to them . . .Truth and Scientific Fact . . .no meaning!

  6. Chris Morris permalink
    March 29, 2022 6:39 pm

    The satellite data for the region below 60° South available on Roy Spenser’s site shows that the trend since 1978 has been zero. So that confirms the data shown here for several stations is applicable to the whole continent (apart from a tiny bit under South America). The massively reported short “heatwaves” are counterbalanced by the cold spells which no-one hears about. This is yet another one of those inconvenient fact people don’t like talking about.

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