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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

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Today, Tuesday 28/04/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
01:00–06:00 Cloudy -8° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from north-northeast
06:00–12:00 Cloudy -8° 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeast
12:00–18:00 Cloudy -8° 0.1 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from north-northeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from north-northeast
18:00–00:00 Cloudy -6° 0 – 0.1 mm Light air, 2 m/s from northLight air, 2 m/s from north
Tomorrow, Wednesday 29/04/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fair -7° 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from north-northeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from north-northeast
06:00–12:00 Clear sky -9° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from north-northeastLight air, 2 m/s from north-northeast
12:00–18:00 Clear sky -7° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from northLight air, 2 m/s from north
18:00–00:00 Clear sky -5° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from northLight air, 2 m/s from north
Thursday, 30/04/2015
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fair -8° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from north-northeastLight air, 2 m/s from north-northeast
08:00–14:00 Partly cloudy -6° 0 mm Light air, 1 m/s from southLight air, 1 m/s from south
14:00–20:00 Cloudy -7° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from eastLight air, 2 m/s from east
20:00–02:00 Partly cloudy -7° 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from eastLight breeze, 2 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 -6.4° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.2 m/s from east-northeast 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
-9.1° VindpilGentle breeze, 5.0 m/s from northeast Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 0 kl 0
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-7.5° VindpilGentle breeze, 4.0 m/s from east Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 23 kl 23
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Monday and Tuesday

Spitsbergen Nordaustlig liten kuling 12 utsatte steder. Litt snø i nord og aust, ellers oppholdsvær. Tirsdag nordaustlig frisk bris 10 utsatte steder, først på dagen liten kuling 12 i nordvest. I nord litt snø, ellers oppholdsvær og en del sol.

Tuesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Nordaustlig opptil frisk bris. Oppholdsvær og en del sol.

Wednesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Skiftende bris. Oppholdsvær og perioder med sol.

Sun and moon, 28/04/2015
Sun Moon
Midnight sun, the sun doesn’t set. Moonrise 12:32
Moonset 05:29

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:

  • 43 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 28 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.

43%
28%
29%

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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.