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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 11:56. Next update around 18:00.

Today, Tuesday 23/09/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
13:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from southModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 9 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 9 m/s from south-southeast
Tomorrow, Wednesday 24/09/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southeast
06:00–12:00 Fair 0 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from southModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Fair 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from southModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south
18:00–00:00 Clear sky 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from southModerate breeze, 7 m/s from south
Thursday, 25/09/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky 0 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 7 m/s from south-southeast
06:00–12:00 Fair -1° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southeast
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0.2 – 0.7 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from east-southeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from east-southeast
20:00–02:00 Light snow 0.8 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from east-northeastModerate breeze, 8 m/s from east-northeast
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 2.8° VindpilLight breeze, 3.1 m/s from south Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 11 kl 11 kl 11
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
0.0° VindpilCalm, 0.0 m/s Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 11 kl 11
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
2.0° VindpilLight breeze, 1.8 m/s from west-northwest Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 10 kl 10
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Tue
23.09
Mon
22.09
Sun
21.09
Sat
20.09
Fri
19.09
Thu
18.09
Wed
17.09
Tue
16.09
Svalbard Airport 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 3.3 4.4 3.4 0.4
Ny-Ålesund 0.2 0.0 0.0 4.4 11.6 12.0 16.4 1.7
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.6 5.0 0.1
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Tuesday

Spitsbergen: Sørlig frisk bris 10, i vest liten kuling 12. I nordvest opp i sørlig stiv kuling 15. Enkelte regn- eller sluddbyger i vestlige del, ellers stort sett oppholdsvær. Onsdag sørlig periodevis liten kuling 12 utsatte steder, stiv kuling 15 m/s utsatte steder nord for Isfjorden. Enkelte regn- eller sluddbyger, mest i nordvestlige del, ellers stort sett oppholdsvær.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørlig frisk bris, periodevis liten kuling på kysten. Enkelte regn- eller sluddbyger i vest, ellers oppholdsvær.

Wednesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørlig frisk bris, periodevis liten kuling utsatte steder. Enkelte regnbyger i vest, ellers oppholdsvær.

Thursday

Spitsbergen: Østlig frisk bris, økende til kuling i sør. Litt snø. Lavere temperatur.

Sun and moon, 23/09/2014
Sun Moon
Sunrise 06:34 Moonrise 05:16
Sunset 19:01 Moonset 18:26

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 61 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 29 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 10 percent of the temperature forecasts been mediocre (more than 3 degrees off)
  • the forecasts on average been 2 degrees wrong

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

61%
29%
10%

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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.