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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

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

Today, Saturday 30/04/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
14:00–18:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from south-southeastLight air, 1 m/s from south-southeast
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from southLight air, 2 m/s from south
Tomorrow, Sunday 01/05/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.3 mm Light air, 1 m/s from south-southeastLight air, 1 m/s from south-southeast
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.5 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southwestGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southwest
12:00–18:00 Fog 0 – 0.2 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwestModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwest
18:00–00:00 Fog 0 – 0.1 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from westFresh breeze, 10 m/s from west
Monday, 02/05/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from west-southwestModerate breeze, 8 m/s from west-southwest
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from westModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from westGentle breeze, 4 m/s from west
20:00–02:00 Cloudy -1° 0.1 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southwestLight breeze, 3 m/s from southwest
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 Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
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
-2.3° VindpilLight breeze, 2.1 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 12 kl 12
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Isfjord Radio observation site, 7 m. 49.3 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-0.1° VindpilLight breeze, 2.1 m/s from east Isfjord Radio: Temperature last 30 days
kl 12 kl 12
More statistics for Isfjord Radio observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Sat
30.04
Fri
29.04
Thu
28.04
Wed
27.04
Tue
26.04
Mon
25.04
Sun
24.04
Sat
23.04
Svalbard Airport 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isfjord Radio 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.0 1.5
Ny-Ålesund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.6 1.6
Observed precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Saturday

Spitsbergen: Sørlig frisk bris 10 i vest, ellers skiftende bris. For det meste pent vær.

Spitsbergen: For det meste pent vær, men sørlig frisk bris på kysten i vest.

Sunday

Spitsbergen: Bris kring vest, fra om ettermiddagen frisk bris nær Sørkapp. Litt snø av og til.

Spitsbergen: Bris omkring vest, fra om ettermiddagen frisk bris 10 m/s nær Sørkapp. Litt snø av og til.

Monday

Spitsbergen: Bris av skiftende retning. For det meste oppholdsvær og noe sol.

Sun and moon, 30/04/2016
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 85 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)
  • 0 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.

85%
15%

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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.