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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 23:39. Next update around 6:00.

Today, Friday 27/05/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
01:00–06:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southeast
06:00–12:00 Rain 1.5 – 3.2 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from southeastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from southeast
12:00–18:00 Rain showers 0.7 – 2.1 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from southFresh breeze, 10 m/s from south
18:00–00:00 Light sleet 0.5 – 0.9 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southwestModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south-southwest
Tomorrow, Saturday 28/05/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Rain 0.8 – 1.4 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from southwestFresh breeze, 10 m/s from southwest
06:00–12:00 Rain 0.5 – 1.4 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from southwestFresh breeze, 9 m/s from southwest
12:00–18:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.5 mm Strong breeze, 12 m/s from westStrong breeze, 12 m/s from west
18:00–00:00 Cloudy 0 – 0.1 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from westFresh breeze, 10 m/s from west
Sunday, 29/05/2016
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from westModerate breeze, 8 m/s from west
08:00–14:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from westModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west
14:00–20:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from southwestLight air, 2 m/s from southwest
20:00–02:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from south-southeastLight air, 1 m/s from south-southeast
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 3.5° VindpilLight breeze, 2.3 m/s from west-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
1.4° VindpilModerate breeze, 6.7 m/s from north-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
3.6° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.7 m/s from south Isfjord Radio: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Isfjord Radio observation site

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Friday

Spitsbergen: Økning til sørlig sterk kuling 20 m/s utsatte steder, mest vind i nord, om ettermiddagen dreiende sørvestlig. Regn og regnbyger.

Spitsbergen: Et lavtrykk nærmer seg fra vest og gir sørlig sterk kuling utsatte steder, i ettermiddag dreiende sørvest. Regn og regnbyger.

Saturday

Spitsbergen: Opp til vestlig sterk kuling utsatte steder. Enkelte regn- eller sluddbyger, særlig i vest.

Sunday

Spitsbergen: Etter hvert pent vær og rolige vindforhold.

Sun and moon, 27/05/2016
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 91 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 9 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 0 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.

91%
9%

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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.