Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 18:06. Next update around 6:00.

Today, Tuesday 27/09/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
01:00–06:00 Heavy rain 2.7 – 4.2 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 8 m/s from southeast
06:00–12:00 Rain 0.8 – 1.5 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from south-southeast
12:00–18:00 Light rain 0.3 – 0.9 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south
18:00–00:00 Light rain 0.3 – 1.0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southLight breeze, 3 m/s from south
Tomorrow, Wednesday 28/09/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.2 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south
06:00–12:00 Rain 0.6 – 1.6 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southLight breeze, 3 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from southLight air, 2 m/s from south
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Calm, 0 m/sCalm, 0 m/s
Thursday, 29/09/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fair 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from east-northeastLight air, 1 m/s from east-northeast
08:00–14:00 Cloudy 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from eastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east
14:00–20:00 Sleet 1.2 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from northeast
20:00–02:00 Sleet 1.6 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from northeastModerate breeze, 6 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
Cloudy 7.9° VindpilFresh breeze, 8.7 m/s from east-southeast Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
5.7° VindpilModerate breeze, 6.4 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 0 kl 0
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, 10.5 m/s from east Isfjord Radio: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Isfjord Radio observation site

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Tuesday

Spitsbergen: Sør eller sørøst frisk bris utsatte steder. Regn natt til tirsdag. Senere litt regn av og til.

Spitsbergen: Sør eller søraust frisk bris 10 m/s utsatte steder. Perioder med regn.

Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Overveiende sørlig bris. Enkelte regnbyger, mest nedbør i nord.

Thursday

Spitsbergen: Økning til nordvestlig liten kuling utsatte steder. Snøbyger i nord, tilskyende og etter hvert regn i sør.

Sun and moon, 27/09/2016
Sun Moon
Sunrise 07:06 Moonrise 00:41
Sunset 18:26 Moonset 20:49

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 90 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 7 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 3 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.

90%
7%
3%

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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: *TopoSvalbard.