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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 5:38. Next update around 12:00.

Today, Monday 28/07/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
11:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast
12:00–18:00 Rain 0.9 – 1.6 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0.2 – 0.7 mm Light air, 1 m/s from east-southeastLight air, 1 m/s from east-southeast
Tomorrow, Tuesday 29/07/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Light air, 2 m/s from southLight air, 2 m/s from south
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0.1 – 0.4 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from southLight breeze, 2 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0.1 – 0.4 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southwestLight breeze, 3 m/s from southwest
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.2 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from westLight breeze, 3 m/s from west
Wednesday, 30/07/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0.1 mm Light air, 2 m/s from westLight air, 2 m/s from west
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.5 mm Light air, 1 m/s from north-northwestLight air, 1 m/s from north-northwest
12:00–18:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.3 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from northLight breeze, 2 m/s from north
20:00–02:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Light breeze, 4 m/s from northwestLight breeze, 4 m/s from northwest
Observations from the closest weather stations
Svalbard Airport observation site, 28 m. 3.9 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
Light rain 5.6° VindpilLight breeze, 1.7 m/s from north Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 8 kl 9 kl 9
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
6.4° VindpilGentle breeze, 3.9 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 9 kl 9
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
5.6° VindpilLight breeze, 2.5 m/s from east-southeast Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 9 kl 9
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Mon
28.07
Sun
27.07
Sat
26.07
Fri
25.07
Thu
24.07
Wed
23.07
Tue
22.07
Mon
21.07
Svalbard Airport 0.0 1.6 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Ny-Ålesund 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.1 4.4
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Monday

Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris. Spredt regn.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris. Skyet eller delvis skyet. Spredt regn.

Tuesday

Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris. Spredt regn.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris. Skyet eller delvis skyet. Spredt regn.

Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris, nordvestlig på kysten i vest. Spredt regn. Omtrent uendret temperatur.

Sun and moon, 28/07/2014
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 78 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)
  • 4 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.

78%
18%
4%

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

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.