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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 23:41. Next update around 6:00.

Today, Monday 21/04/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
02:00–06:00 Partly cloudy -4° 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from northwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from northwest
06:00–12:00 Partly cloudy -6° 0.2 – 0.3 mm Light air, 1 m/s from southLight air, 1 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Snow -3° 1.1 – 2.7 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeast
18:00–00:00 Snow -7° 0.9 – 2.3 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from east-northeastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from east-northeast
Tomorrow, Tuesday 22/04/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy -8° 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northeast
06:00–12:00 Clear sky -12° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from northModerate breeze, 8 m/s from north
12:00–18:00 Fair -11° 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from north-northwestModerate breeze, 8 m/s from north-northwest
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy -10° 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from northwestModerate breeze, 6 m/s from northwest
Wednesday, 23/04/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fair -11° 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from north-northwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from north-northwest
08:00–14:00 Partly cloudy -11° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from northeastLight air, 2 m/s from northeast
14:00–20:00 Fair -7° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from northLight air, 2 m/s from north
20:00–02:00 Partly cloudy -10° 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from eastLight breeze, 3 m/s from east
Observations from the closest weather stations
Svalbard Airport observation site, 28 m. 4.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
Snow -4.9° VindpilLight breeze, 2.1 m/s from northwest Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 1 kl 1
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-7.3° VindpilLight breeze, 1.7 m/s from south-southwest Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 1 kl 1
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-9.6° VindpilLight air, 1.0 m/s from west-northwest Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 1 kl 1
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Sunday and Monday

Spitsbergen: Nordvestlig liten kuling 12. Enkelte snøbyger, vesentlig i vest. Mandag nordaustlig liten kuling 12. Enkelte snøbyger i sør, ellers stort sett oppholdsvær.

Monday

Spitsbergen: Nordlig liten kuling 12 m/s, om ettermiddagen minkende til nordvestlig og vestlig bris. Stort sett oppholdsvær, men om kvelden spredte snøbyger i vest.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Dreining til nordaustlig frisk bris utsatte steder. For det meste skyet oppholdsvær.

Tuesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Nordlig frisk bris, i vest periodevis stiv kuling først på tirsdag. Fra tirsdag ettermiddag enkelte snøbyger i vest, ellers delvis skyet oppholdsvær.

Sun and moon, 21/04/2014
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. The moon does not rise.

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:

  • 70 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 20 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.

70%
20%
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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.