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Weather forecast forLongyearbyen (Svalbard)

Updated at 10:40. Next update around 17:00.

Today, Thursday 27/11/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
14:00–18:00 Rain 1.2 – 1.8 mm Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from southModerate breeze, 8 m/s from south
18:00–00:00 Snow 2.2 – 3.3 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from southModerate breeze, 7 m/s from south
Tomorrow, Friday 28/11/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Partly cloudy -2° 0 mm Fresh breeze, 10 m/s from westFresh breeze, 10 m/s from west
06:00–12:00 Snow showers -4° 0.9 – 2.4 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from southLight breeze, 2 m/s from south
12:00–18:00 Snow -2° 0.6 – 1.6 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southwest
18:00–00:00 Partly cloudy -3° 0 – 0.2 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from north-northwestModerate breeze, 7 m/s from north-northwest
Saturday, 29/11/2014
Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
00:00–06:00 Clear sky -8° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 7 m/s from north-northwestModerate breeze, 7 m/s from north-northwest
06:00–12:00 Fair -11° 0 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from northwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from northwest
12:00–18:00 Cloudy -13° 0 – 0.1 mm Light air, 2 m/s from southwestLight air, 2 m/s from southwest
19:00–01:00 Cloudy -7° 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south
Observations from the closest weather stations
Svalbard Airport observation site, 28 m. 3.9 km from Longyearbyen
Weather Temp. Wind Temperature last 30 days
Rain 3.1° VindpilGentle breeze, 5.0 m/s from southeast Svalbard Airport: Temperature last 30 days
kl 13 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
4.1° VindpilGentle breeze, 3.8 m/s from west-southwest 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
3.1° VindpilLight air, 1.0 m/s from northwest Pyramiden: Temperature last 30 days
kl 13 kl 13
More statistics for Pyramiden observation site
Precipitation last week Daily precipitation in millimeters
Thu
27.11
Wed
26.11
Tue
25.11
Mon
24.11
Sun
23.11
Sat
22.11
Fri
21.11
Thu
20.11
Svalbard Airport 0.9 0.6 1.1 13.5 1.7 0.8 3.0 1.2
Ny-Ålesund 8.0 0.5 1.6 18.5 1.2 0.9 5.7 0.2
Hornsund 1.2 0.1 1.5 2.9 2.1 2.4 1.1 0.0
Obserrved precipitation last 24 hours at 7 am on indicated day.

 

The meteorologist’s text forecast

Thursday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Sørlig frisk bris utsatte steder, i løpet av ettermiddagen dreiende nordvest. Regn og sludd.

Thursday and Friday

Spitsbergen: Sørlig liten kuling 12 utsatte steder, i løpet av ettermiddagen dreining til nordvestlig frisk bris 10. I kveld nordvestlig sterk kuling 20 ved Sørkapp. Sludd og regn, mest i vest. Til dels snø i nordøst. Fredag skiftende bris, av og til frisk bris 10, lengst sør opp i vestlig stiv kuling 15. Snø av og til. Fra sent fredag ettermiddag nordvestlig liten kuling 12 m/s utsatte steder. Enkelte snøbyger i nordvestlige delen, ellers stort sett oppholdsvær.

Friday

Nordenskiöld Land på Spitsbergen: Skiftende bris, av og til sørvestlig frisk bris. Snø av og til. Om ettermiddagen nordvestlig frisk bris utsatte steder, lengst i vest liten kuling. Stort sett oppholdsvær.

Sun and moon, 27/11/2014
Sun Moon
Polar night, the sun doesn’t rise. The moon does not rise.

Have the forecasts been accurate the last few days?

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

During the last three days have:

  • 70 percent of the temperature forecasts been very good (less than 2 degrees off)
  • 13 percent of the temperature forecasts been good (2–3 degrees off)
  • 17 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.

70%
13%
17%

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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.