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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 23:48. Next update around 6:00.

Today, Saturday 23/08/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
04:00–06:00 Clear sky 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northwest
06:00–12:00 Clear sky 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northwest
12:00–18:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwestLight breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwest
18:00–00:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northwestLight breeze, 3 m/s from northwest
Tomorrow, Sunday 24/08/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from northLight breeze, 2 m/s from north
06:00–12:00 Fair 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northLight breeze, 3 m/s from north
12:00–18:00 Fair 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from north-northwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from north-northwest
18:00–00:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from north-northwestLight air, 2 m/s from north-northwest
Monday, 25/08/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from east-southeastLight air, 1 m/s from east-southeast
08:00–14:00 Cloudy 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from south-southwestLight air, 1 m/s from south-southwest
14:00–20:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from eastLight breeze, 2 m/s from east
20:00–02:00 Cloudy 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from east-southeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from east-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
Partly cloudy 5.6° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.6 m/s from north Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 2 kl 3 kl 3
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
3.9° VindpilLight breeze, 2.3 m/s from north-northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 3 kl 3
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
4.0° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.0 m/s from east-southeast Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 3 kl 3
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Sat
23.08
Fri
22.08
Thu
21.08
Wed
20.08
Tue
19.08
Mon
18.08
Sun
17.08
Sat
16.08
Svalbard Airport 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ny-Ålesund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Friday and Saturday

Spitsbergen: Nordvestlig frisk bris 10 m/s utsatte steder. Lørdag ettermiddag minking til nordlig bris. I nordaust litt sludd og snø, ellers stort sett pent vær.

Saturday

Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris. Stort sett opphold og til dels pent vær.

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Bris omkring nord. Stort sett pent vær.

Sunday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris. Opphold og stort sett pent vær.

Sun and moon, 23/08/2014
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 58 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 26 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 15 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.

58%
26%
15%

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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.