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Q: What is the Temperature and Weather Like in South Georgia?

The climate in South Georgia is considered to be polar. Therefore, it is possible that you will experience a variety of different weather types while participating in an expedition cruise to South Georgia. The average temperatures vary widely depending on the exact location within this region. For example, it is usually 0.7 to 5.5 degrees Celsius (33.3 to 41.9 degrees Fahrenheit) on Bird Island during January, but King Edward Point experiences warmer January temperatures ranging from 1.4 to 8.4 degrees Celsius (34.5 to 47.1 degrees Fahrenheit).

In August, the temperature in South Georgia can vary from -4.8 to 1.5 degrees Celsius (23.4 to 34.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Summer winds can produce a warmer than average day, but snow can still fall during this time period above 300 meters (984 feet).  

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