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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 16:38. Next update around 23:00.

Today, Sunday 23/11/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
22:00–00:00 Partly cloudy 0 mm Near gale, 15 m/s from westNear gale, 15 m/s from west
Tomorrow, Monday 24/11/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy -2° 0 mm Strong breeze, 13 m/s from westStrong breeze, 13 m/s from west
06:00–12:00 Partly cloudy -6° 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from northwestLight breeze, 3 m/s from northwest
12:00–18:00 Fair -9° 0 – 0.1 mm Light air, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight air, 2 m/s from south-southwest
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy -9° 0.1 – 0.2 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwest
Tuesday, 25/11/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fog -6° 0.2 – 0.4 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwest
06:00–12:00 Cloudy -2° 0 – 0.3 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwest
12:00–18:00 Partly cloudy 0 – 0.2 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from southwest
18:00–00:00 Cloudy -2° 0 – 0.1 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southwestGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south-southwest
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 1.1° VindpilNear gale, 14.4 m/s from southwest Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 19 kl 21 kl 21
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
2.4° VindpilNear gale, 16.5 m/s from west-southwest Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 21 kl 21
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
2.6° VindpilFresh breeze, 8.2 m/s from west Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 20 kl 20
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Sun
23.11
Sat
22.11
Fri
21.11
Thu
20.11
Wed
19.11
Tue
18.11
Mon
17.11
Sun
16.11
Svalbard Airport 1.7 0.8 3.0 1.2 0.6 1.7 1.4 5.0
Ny-Ålesund 1.2 0.9 5.7 0.2 0.1 2.2 0.9 2.0
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 2.0
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 7 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Sunday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Vestlig periodevis stiv kuling, i fjellet sterk kuling. Regn og sludd, etter hvert snø.

Sunday and Monday

Spitsbergen Vestlig liten kuling 12, opptil sterk kuling 20 m/s tidlig kveld. Regn og sludd, etter hvert snø. Mandag minking til skiftende bris. Etter hvert oppholdsvær, fra om ettermiddagen litt snø i sør.

Monday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen Minking til skiftende bris. Delvis skyet oppholdsvær. Mot kvelden søraustlig frisk bris og litt snø i vest.

Sun and moon, 23/11/2014
Sun Moon
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 74 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 22 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 4 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.

74%
22%
4%

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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.