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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 17:39. Next update around 0:00.

Today, Tuesday 22/07/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
22:00–00:00 Cloudy 10° 0.1 – 0.2 mm Light air, 1 m/s from southLight air, 1 m/s from south
Tomorrow, Wednesday 23/07/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Rain 0.8 – 1.3 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast
06:00–12:00 Light rain 0.4 – 0.8 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southLight breeze, 3 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Light rain 0.5 – 0.8 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwest
18:00–00:00 Fog 0.2 – 0.3 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwest
Thursday, 24/07/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwest
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0.1 – 0.2 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from southwestModerate breeze, 7 m/s from southwest
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from west-southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west-southwest
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from westGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west
Observations from the closest weather stations
Svalbard Airport observation site, 28 m. 3.9 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
Cloudy 6.8° VindpilLight air, 0.8 m/s from north Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 20 kl 21 kl 21
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
7.9° VindpilGentle breeze, 3.8 m/s from southwest Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 21 kl 21
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
8.6° VindpilLight air, 1.2 m/s from southeast Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 21 kl 21
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Tue
22.07
Mon
21.07
Sun
20.07
Sat
19.07
Fri
18.07
Thu
17.07
Wed
16.07
Tue
15.07
Svalbard Airport 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0
Ny-Ålesund 0.0 0.0 11.0 0.8 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0
Hornsund 0.0 4.4 14.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Tuesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørøstlig bris. Skyet eller delvis skyet. Litt regn, først i vest.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Sørøstlig bris, i vest og lengst i øst frisk bris 10, kan hende liten kuling 12. Skyet eller delvis skyet. Litt regn i sør og vest. Onsdag sørvestlig bris, frisk bris 10 utsatte steder. Om kvelden liten kuling 12 utsatte steder i nordvest. I vest litt regn, i øst stort sett oppholdsvær og litt sol.

Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Vestlig liten kuling 12. Natt til torsdag kortvarig sørvestlig stiv kuling 15 m/s i nordvest. Først på dagen litt regn, ellers oppholdsvær.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørvestlig bris. Skyet og litt regn.

Sun and moon, 22/07/2014
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

95 percent of the temperature forecasts have been very good or good the last three days.

During the last three days have:

  • 76 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 19 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 5 percent of the temperature forecasts been mediocre (more than 3 degrees off)
  • the forecasts on average been 1 degrees wrong

The temperature forecasts have been compared with observations from Svalbard Airport observation site.

76%
19%
5%

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Latitude/longitude: 78°13′20″N15°37′53″E
Decimal coordinates: 78.2222 15.6315

Official name: Longyearbyen.
Read more about Longyearbyen at the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Category: Small town
Area: Svalbard, Norway
NP-ID: 21/8560
See it on: Google Maps.