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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 12:30. Next update around 18:00.

Today, Tuesday 30/09/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
14:00–18:00 Cloudy -3° 0.1 – 0.2 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
18:00–00:00 Cloudy -3° 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from west-northwestModerate breeze, 7 m/s from west-northwest
Tomorrow, Wednesday 01/10/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Fair -3° 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from west-northwestLight breeze, 3 m/s from west-northwest
06:00–12:00 Clear sky -7° 0 mm Light air, 2 m/s from east-southeastLight air, 2 m/s from east-southeast
12:00–18:00 Partly cloudy -4° 0 – 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from southeastModerate breeze, 6 m/s from southeast
18:00–00:00 Rain 3.2 – 4.6 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from southeastFresh breeze, 10 m/s from southeast
Thursday, 02/10/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Heavy rain 4.7 – 6.6 mm Near gale, 17 m/s from southeastNear gale, 17 m/s from southeast
06:00–12:00 Rain 4.1 – 5.5 mm Strong breeze, 13 m/s from southeastStrong breeze, 13 m/s from southeast
12:00–18:00 Fog 0.4 – 0.6 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southeastGentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southeast
20:00–02:00 Cloudy 0.1 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from southwestModerate breeze, 7 m/s from 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 -2.9° VindpilFresh breeze, 9.0 m/s from south-southwest Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 11 kl 13 kl 13
More statistics for Svalbard Airport observation site
Sveagruva observation site, 9 m. 45.2 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-3.3° VindpilLight breeze, 2.8 m/s from west Sveagruva: Temperature last 30 days
kl 13 kl 13
More statistics for Sveagruva observation site
Pyramiden observation site, 20 m. 50.8 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
-3.6° VindpilLight breeze, 2.5 m/s from west-northwest Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 13 kl 13
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Tue
30.09
Mon
29.09
Sun
28.09
Sat
27.09
Fri
26.09
Thu
25.09
Wed
24.09
Tue
23.09
Svalbard Airport 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ny-Ålesund 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.8 3.1 0.2
Hornsund 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 8 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Tuesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Dreining til vestlig bris. Spredte snøbyger. Perioder med sol.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Spitsbergen: Vestlig bris, frisk bris 10 m/s utsatte steder. Spredte snøbyger. Onsdag økning til sørøstlig opptil liten kuling 12 utsatte steder, om kvelden opptil stiv kuling 15 m/s i sør og vest. Oppholdsvær. Om kvelden snø eller sludd.

Wednesday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Økning til sørøstlig frisk bris, om kvelden opptil stiv kuling. Først på dagen pent vær, om ettermiddagen tilskyende og etter hvert snø eller sludd.

Sun and moon, 30/09/2014
Sun Moon
Sunrise 07:24 The moon does not rise.
Sunset 18:06

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 52 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 33 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.

52%
33%
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.