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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 4:38. Next update around 11:00.

Today, Wednesday 04/03/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
10:00–12:00 Clear sky -4° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from southeast
12:00–18:00 Clear sky -4° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from southeast
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy -2° 0.1 – 0.4 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southeast
Tomorrow, Thursday 05/03/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Light snow -1° 0.4 – 1.1 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southeast
06:00–12:00 Cloudy -1° 0.2 – 0.6 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from southGentle breeze, 5 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Light snow -1° 0.5 – 1.4 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southwestModerate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southwest
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy -1° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwest
Friday, 06/03/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy -2° 0.1 – 0.5 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from southeastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from southeast
06:00–12:00 Snow 3.0 – 5.4 mm Strong breeze, 14 m/s from southeastStrong breeze, 14 m/s from southeast
12:00–18:00 Partly cloudy 0.2 – 0.7 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from south-southeastFresh breeze, 9 m/s from south-southeast
19:00–01:00 Light snow 0.9 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southeast
Observations from the closest weather stations
Svalbard Airport observation site, 28 m. 3.9 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
Clear sky -4.6° VindpilLight air, 1.0 m/s from south-southwest Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 7 kl 9 kl 9
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-8.8° VindpilLight air, 0.5 m/s from east-northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 9 kl 9
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
No data
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Wed
04.03
Tue
03.03
Mon
02.03
Sun
01.03
Sat
28.02
Fri
27.02
Thu
26.02
Wed
25.02
Svalbard Airport 0.5 11.3 12.8 7.1 1.1 0.0 4.6 5.6
Ny-Ålesund 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.4 0.1
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 7 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Sør og søraust frisk bris 10 utsatte steder. Litt snø i øst, ellers oppholdsvær. Sent i kveld sørlig liten kuling 12 i vest. Litt snø.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørøstlig bris, av og til frisk bris. Delvis skyet oppholdsvær. I kveld sørlig liten kuling på kysten i vest. Litt snø.

Thursday

Spitsbergen: Sørvestlig liten kuling 12, torsdag ettermiddag minkende til frisk bris 10, om kvelden dreiende søraustlig. Sent om kvelden søraustlig liten kuling 12 m/s i sør. Snø.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørvestlig liten kuling, om ettermiddagen minkende til sørlig bris. Sent om kvelden søraustlig frisk bris. Snø eller sludd.

Friday

Spitsbergen: Bris av skiftende retning, periodevis sørlig kuling. Litt snø eller sludd, senere spredte byger. Omtrent uendret temperatur.

Sun and moon, 04/03/2015
Sun Moon
Sunrise 08:03 Moonrise 14:25
Sunset 16:17 Moonset 08:18

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 40 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 39 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 21 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.

40%
39%
21%

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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.