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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 22:37. Next update around 5:00.

Today, Friday 19/12/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy -13° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from northGentle breeze, 5 m/s from north
06:00–12:00 Partly cloudy -15° 0 – 0.1 mm Light breeze, 4 m/s from north-northeastLight breeze, 4 m/s from north-northeast
12:00–18:00 Fair -16° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from east-northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from east-northeast
18:00–00:00 Fair -16° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from east-northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from east-northeast
Tomorrow, Saturday 20/12/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy -15° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 6 m/s from east-northeastGentle breeze, 6 m/s from east-northeast
06:00–12:00 Clear sky -13° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from northeast
12:00–18:00 Clear sky -18° 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from north-northeastLight air, 1 m/s from north-northeast
18:00–00:00 Clear sky -19° 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northLight breeze, 3 m/s from north
Sunday, 21/12/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky -19° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from northGentle breeze, 4 m/s from north
07:00–13:00 Partly cloudy -20° 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northLight breeze, 3 m/s from north
13:00–19:00 Partly cloudy -16° 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from northeastLight air, 1 m/s from northeast
19:00–01:00 Partly cloudy -16° 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from east-northeastLight air, 1 m/s from east-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
Fair -10.3° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.7 m/s from north-northwest Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 22 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
-13.2° VindpilLight air, 1.1 m/s from southwest Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-14.5° VindpilLight breeze, 2.3 m/s from northwest Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Thursday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Nordvestlig bris, på kysten frisk bris. Delvis skyet oppholdsvær.

Thursday and Friday

Spitsbergen Nordvestlig bris, opptil liten kuling 12 i nord og vest. Nordvestlig stiv kuling 15 i Hinlopenstredet. Enkelte snøbyger i vest og nord, ellers oppholdsvær. Fredag dreining til nordaustlig liten kuling 12, fra om ettermiddagen sterk kuling 20 m/s i sør. Litt snø lengst nord og sør, ellers oppholdsvær.

Friday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Dreining til nordaustlig bris, om ettermiddagen økende til liten, senere stiv kuling. Delvis skyet oppholdsvær.

Sun and moon, 19/12/2014
Sun Moon
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 70 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 20 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 10 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.

70%
20%
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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.