Weather and time

Sunset at Mawson Point
Sunset at Mawson Point, Macquarie Island (Photo: Julie McInnes)


Research stationObservation date (UTC)Air temperatureAir pressureWind speed
Casey28-Sep-2016 10:57:09−9.4°C981.5 hPa25 km/h
Davis28-Sep-2016 10:57:16−4.4°C985.1 hPa25 km/h
Macquarie Island28-Sep-2016 10:57:245°C1007.4 hPa28 km/h
Mawson28-Sep-2016 10:57:37−4.7°C980.9 hPa93 km/h
Dome A28-Sep-2016 09:48:10−54.1°C581.6 hPa0 km/h


Australia’s Antarctic Stations all operate on different times. Except during the Summer season (October to March) the stations are in different time zones, reflecting the longitudinal distance that separates them.

Time differences between Australia and the stations vary from state to state and also with daylight saving regimes during summer. The following list indicates the time difference, where applicable, between Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) or Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) and local time at each station:

Station/locationCurrent timeHours behind AEST/AEDT
Aurora Australis03:58 PM, 28 Sep 2016, UTC+55
Casey station06:58 PM, 28 Sep 2016, UTC+82
Davis station05:58 PM, 28 Sep 2016, UTC+73
Macquarie Island station08:58 PM, 28 Sep 2016, UTC+100
Mawson station03:58 PM, 28 Sep 2016, UTC+55
Wilkins Aerodrome09:58 PM, 28 Sep 2016, UTC+11-1