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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 10:37. Next update around 17:00.

Today, Saturday 06/02/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
17:00–18:00 Partly cloudy -12° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from eastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from east
18:00–00:00 Cloudy -12° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from eastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from east
Tomorrow, Sunday 07/02/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy -12° 0 – 0.6 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from eastModerate breeze, 7 m/s from east
06:00–12:00 Partly cloudy -11° 0 – 0.3 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from eastFresh breeze, 9 m/s from east
12:00–18:00 Fair -12° 0 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from eastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from east
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy -13° 0 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from eastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from east
Monday, 08/02/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fair -14° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 9 m/s from eastModerate breeze, 9 m/s from east
06:00–12:00 Clear sky -15° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from east-northeastModerate breeze, 7 m/s from east-northeast
12:00–18:00 Clear sky -16° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from northeast
19:00–01:00 Partly cloudy -18° 0 mm Light breeze, 4 m/s from northeastLight breeze, 4 m/s from 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
Partly cloudy -12.1° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.2 m/s from east Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 16 kl 15 kl 15
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-12.2° VindpilLight air, 1.4 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 15 kl 15
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Isfjord Radio observation site, 7 m. 49.3 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-8.7° VindpilFresh breeze, 8.3 m/s from east-northeast Isfjord Radio: Temperature last 30 days
kl 15 kl 15
More statistics for Isfjord Radio observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Sat
06.02
Fri
05.02
Thu
04.02
Wed
03.02
Tue
02.02
Mon
01.02
Sun
31.01
Sat
30.01
Svalbard Airport 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Isfjord Radio 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.3
Ny-Ålesund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Observed precipitation last 24 hours at 7 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Saturday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Østlig frisk bris utsatte steder. Delvis skyet oppholdsvær.

Saturday and Sunday

Spitsbergen Austlig frisk bris 10, i sørvest liten kuling 12. Litt snø lengst nord og sør, ellers oppholdsvær. Søndag austlig periodevis liten kuling 12, periodevis stiv kuling 15 sør for Isfjorden, sterk kuling 20 m/s lengst sørvest. Stort sett oppholdsvær. Litt snø i sør.

Sunday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Austlig liten kuling. Stort sett lettskyet oppholdsvær.

Sun and moon, 06/02/2016
Sun Moon
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 62 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 18 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.

62%
18%
21%

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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.