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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 11:34. Next update around 18:00.

Today, Friday 29/05/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
17:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from eastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0.1 – 0.2 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from eastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east
Tomorrow, Saturday 30/05/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from east-northeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from east-northeast
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from east-northeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from east-northeast
12:00–18:00 Fair 0 – 0.1 mm Light air, 2 m/s from north-northeastLight air, 2 m/s from north-northeast
18:00–00:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from west-northwestLight air, 2 m/s from west-northwest
Sunday, 31/05/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from westLight air, 2 m/s from west
06:00–12:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from northLight breeze, 2 m/s from north
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.3 mm Light air, 1 m/s from north-northwestLight air, 1 m/s from north-northwest
20:00–02:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from northGentle breeze, 4 m/s from north
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 2.4° VindpilModerate breeze, 6.4 m/s from east-southeast Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 14 kl 16 kl 16
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-0.1° VindpilGentle breeze, 5.1 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 16 kl 16
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Isfjord Radio observation site, 7 m. 49.3 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
2.0° VindpilModerate breeze, 5.5 m/s from east Isfjord Radio: Temperature last 30 days
kl 16 kl 16
More statistics for Isfjord Radio observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Fri
29.05
Thu
28.05
Wed
27.05
Tue
26.05
Mon
25.05
Sun
24.05
Sat
23.05
Fri
22.05
Svalbard Airport 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isfjord Radio 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ny-Ålesund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Friday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Aust og nordaust periodevis frisk bris. Delvis skyet oppholdsvær.

Friday and Saturday

Spitsbergen: Austlig bris, perioder med frisk bris 10. Stort sett oppholdsvær. Lørdag frisk bris 10 m/s mellom nord og aust utsatte steder. Litt snø eller sludd lengst aust, ellers oppholdsvær.

Saturday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Austlig bris, fra om ettermiddagen skiftende bris. Oppholdsvær og perioder med sol.

Sun and moon, 29/05/2015
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. Moonrise 18:22
Moonset 01:45

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:

  • 80 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 15 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.

80%
15%
5%

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

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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.