Weather and time

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

Weather

Click on Station name to see its location.
Click on WG to see a weather gauge plot of the latest weather.
Click on a measurement to see a plot of the last 2 days data.

For additional plotting options and information, see the AWS Home Page

Station Last Updated (UT) Air Temperature Air Pressure Wind Speed Wind Direction Rainfall
Casey WG 31-Jul-2016 09:51:09 -5.5 972.8 54.0 68
Davis WG 31-Jul-2016 09:51:14 -11.7 961.6 6.0 161
Mawson WG 31-Jul-2016 09:51:38 -20.7 974.7 22.0 165
Macquarie Island WG 31-Jul-2016 09:51:59 0.5 997.3 14.0 245 577.4

Time

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 Australis02:52 PM, 31 Jul 2016, UTC+55
Casey station05:52 PM, 31 Jul 2016, UTC+82
Davis station04:52 PM, 31 Jul 2016, UTC+73
Macquarie Island station07:52 PM, 31 Jul 2016, UTC+100
Mawson station02:52 PM, 31 Jul 2016, UTC+55
Wilkins Aerodrome08:52 PM, 31 Jul 2016, UTC+11-1