Concordia station records Antarctica’s lowest January temperature on record

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The temperature at Concordia weather station in Antarctica dropped to -51.2 °C (-60.1 °F) at 18:18 UTC on January 31, 2023, marking the lowest January temperature in Antarctica since meteorological observations there started in 1956.

This broke the previous record-low January temperature set on January 31, 2014, at Dome Fiji when -50.4 °C (-58.7 °F) was recorded.

The third lowest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica during the month of January is now -49.5 °C (-57.1 °F) recorded on January 31, 2008, at Dome A, the fourth is -48.9 °C (-56 °F) recorded on January 29, 1966, at Plateau Station, and the fifth -48.7 °C (-55.6 °F) recorded on January 29, 2023, at the Vostok station.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica and also the world record is -89.2 °C (-128.6 °F), registered at the Vostok station on July 21, 1984. This station is located 3 500 m (11 500 feet) above sea level. The highest temperature ever measured at this station is -14 °C (7 °F).

Featured image credit: Y. Frenot/IPEV


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  1. According to, the climate science of crony capitalism, this record breaking temperature is also the result of man-made climate change. In fact, even the recent large contraction of Earth’s atmosphere is the result of our CO2. “An upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction, the sheer size of which has scientists scratching their heads, NASA announced Thursday. The layer of gas called the thermosphere is now rebounding again. This type of collapse is not rare, but its magnitude shocked scientists.2010. júl. 15.”

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