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Is the South Pole as cold as the North Pole?

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Is the South Pole as cold as the North Pole?
These poles are, well, poles apart really, in many ways. For one, the South Pole is a large land mass covered with ice and snow. It has low temperatures even in summer and some of the most spectacular blizzards in the world during winter. The North Pole, on the other hand, gets its share of air currents from the surrounding waters and these can, at times, help raise the temperatures there. The South Pole’s huge icecap keeps it from changing too much, and so severe weather is the norm. In the summer months, the average temperature in Antarctica is below freezing, and in winter it averages 10 to 30 degrees below zero.

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