Overview of South Georgia Weather

South Georgia is a subantarctic island located in the southern Atlantic Ocean. The island is about 1,400 miles (2,300 km) from the Falkland Islands and about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the Antarctic Peninsula. South Georgia has an area of 3,756 square miles (9,700 km2) and a population of 30. The island is mountainous, with an average height of 3,000 feet (910 m).

The climate of South Georgia is generally cool and wet, with average temperatures ranging from 41°F (5°C) in July to 28°F (-2°C) in January. The island experiences a large amount of precipitation, averaging 102 inches (2,600 mm) per year. The majority of this precipitation falls as snow, which can accumulate to depths of several feet.

The island is subject to strong winds and storms, particularly in the winter months. These conditions can make travel to and from South Georgia difficult, and can also create hazardous conditions for those on the island.