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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 23:38. Next update around 6:00.

Today, Wednesday 22/10/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
03:00–06:00 Cloudy -1° 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 7 m/s from southeast
06:00–12:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 8 m/s from southeast
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from south-southeastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from south-southeast
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from southeastFresh breeze, 9 m/s from southeast
Tomorrow, Thursday 23/10/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0.1 – 0.2 mm Moderate breeze, 9 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 9 m/s from southeast
06:00–12:00 Partly cloudy 0.2 – 0.8 mm Strong breeze, 13 m/s from southeastStrong breeze, 13 m/s from southeast
12:00–18:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.2 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southeastModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southeast
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.2 mm Fresh breeze, 11 m/s from south-southeastFresh breeze, 11 m/s from south-southeast
Friday, 24/10/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Cloudy 0.2 – 0.8 mm Strong breeze, 12 m/s from southeastStrong breeze, 12 m/s from southeast
08:00–14:00 Cloudy 0.3 mm Strong breeze, 12 m/s from southeastStrong breeze, 12 m/s from southeast
14:00–20:00 Cloudy -1° 0.3 mm Gentle breeze, 6 m/s from east-southeastGentle breeze, 6 m/s from east-southeast
20:00–02:00 Light sleet 0.9 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from eastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from east
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 0.5° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.4 m/s from south-southeast Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 1 kl 1
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-0.9° VindpilGentle breeze, 5.3 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 1 kl 1
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-2.9° VindpilCalm, 0.2 m/s Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 1 kl 1
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Wed
22.10
Tue
21.10
Mon
20.10
Sun
19.10
Sat
18.10
Fri
17.10
Thu
16.10
Wed
15.10
Svalbard Airport 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.6 0.1 1.6 0.3 0.5
Ny-Ålesund 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 5.7 8.0 0.0 0.8 0.1
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Tuesday and Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Søraustlig liten kuling 12 utsatte steder, sør for Van Mijenfjorden stiv kuling 15 i dag. Litt snø i søraust, ellers oppholdsvær. Onsdag søraustlig stiv og periodevis sterk kuling 20 m/s i vest. Litt sludd eller snø, vesentlig i søraust.

Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Sørøstlig liten kuling 12, stiv kuling 15 m/s utsatte steder i vest, torsdag formiddag forbigående mindre vind. Spredte sluddbyger.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørøstlig liten kuling, fra om ettermiddagen sterk kuling i vest. Litt sludd eller snø i sørøst, ellers oppholdsvær.

Thursday

Spitsbergen: Sørøstlig liten kuling, stiv kuling utsatte steder i vest, om formiddagen forbigående mindre vind. Spredte sluddbyger.

Sun and moon, 22/10/2014
Sun Moon
Sunrise 10:42 Moonrise 06:56
Sunset 14:39 Moonset 15:43

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 53 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)
  • 29 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.

53%
18%
29%

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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.