August 24 (Day 236) saw the 29th Daily Record of the Year for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. This was the 6th record in a row.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 18.97784 million sq km. The earliest the Antarctic reached 19 million sql km was in 2006 when it happened on day 241.
The most days over 19 million sq km was in 2006 and 2012 when there were 30 days each.
Click graph for bigger. Data is here.