As the Ross Sea is under the direct influence of the harsh Antarctic continental climate, temperatures are on the average low, around 1ºC (34ºF). In February – March, at the end of the Austral summer, temperatures can even drop slightly below zero. Strong katabatic winds can occur at any time though and may have an influence on the programme.
Please note: pack-ice is formed in the Ross Sea early in the winter season and can stay there until late summer. Although we do expect to be able to penetrate into the Ross Sea, nature does not give us a guarantee. Pack-ice is unpredictable and may prevent our ships from completing the planned itinerary.