Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 23:44. Next update around 6:00.

Today, Sunday 28/08/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
01:00–06:00 Light rain 0.2 – 0.6 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from westGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west
06:00–12:00 Sleet 1.6 – 2.2 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from west-northwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west-northwest
12:00–18:00 Sleet 1.5 – 2.6 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from westGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west
18:00–00:00 Sleet 0.7 – 1.6 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from westGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west
Tomorrow, Monday 29/08/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Sleet 0.7 – 1.5 mm Gentle breeze, 6 m/s from westGentle breeze, 6 m/s from west
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.6 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from westGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.4 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from westGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.2 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from west-northwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from west-northwest
Tuesday, 30/08/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northLight breeze, 3 m/s from north
08:00–14:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light breeze, 4 m/s from north-northeastLight breeze, 4 m/s from north-northeast
14:00–20:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from northeast
20:00–02:00 Cloudy 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from westLight breeze, 3 m/s from west
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 3.8° VindpilFresh breeze, 8.4 m/s from southwest 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
5.6° VindpilFresh breeze, 8.5 m/s from west-southwest 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
3.9° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.4 m/s from west-northwest Isfjord Radio: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Isfjord Radio observation site

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Sunday

Spitsbergen: Nordvest liten til stiv kuling utsatte steder. Sludd- og snøbyger i nord, regnbyger lengst sør.

Spitsbergen: Nordvestlig periodevis stiv kuling 15. I nord snø med dårlig sikt. I sør sluddbyger med moderat eller dårlig sikt.

Monday

Spitsbergen: Nordvest stiv kuling først på dagen, seinere dreiende nordlig og noe minkende. Skyet, noen regn- og sluddbyger.

Tuesday

Spitsbergen: Nordøst ellers skiftende bris. Spredt snø lengst nord først på dagen og litt regn lengst sør, ellers oppholdsvær.

Sun and moon, 28/08/2016
Sun Moon
Sunrise 02:50 The moon does not rise.
Sunset 22:55

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 75 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 24 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 1 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.

75%
24%
1%

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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.