Weather statistics for Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

Svalbard Airport observation station

Svalbard Airport station (Svalbard) is located 28 m.a.s.l. It is the closest official weather station, 3.9 km away from Longyearbyen. The station was established in October 1964. The station measures precipitation, temperature, snow depths and wind. There may be missing data.

Last 30 days: Average temperature was -3.4 °C, 7.9 °C above the normal. Highest temperature was 6.1 °C (14 November), and the lowest was -18.5 °C (8 December). The total precipitation was 19.9 mm. Highest daily precipitation was 4.1 mm (15 November), measured at 7am (8am daylight savings) for the past 24 hours. Highest wind speed was 15.5 m/s (29 November).

Last 13 full months: Highest temperature was 14.5 °C (3. Jul. 2016) and the lowest -19.0 °C (13. Dec. 2015). Highest daily precipitation was 41.7 mm (8. Nov. 2016). Maximum snow depth was 24 cm (15. Jan. 2016).

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The black line shows mean value (both precipitation and temperature). Some stations does not have mean values, and hence no black line.

The red/blue line shows average temperature during the day (24h) (equalized for 30 days). The line is red by pluss degrees, and blue by minus degrees.

The red/blue areas shows the temperature variations throughout the day (24h) with max- and min. temperature as endpoints. The area is red by pluss degrees, and blue by minus degrees.

The lightblue bars shows total precipitation this month. The black lines crossing is the normal (mean) value for precipitation.

The dark grey bars behind the precipitation bars shows snowdepth measured day by day.

Some stations only measures precipitation, while others only measures temperature. If an area or bar is missing the station does not measure this data.

NB! Precipitation is measured at 07 hours Norwegian time. The value (in mm) shows last 24 hours until 07 hours (08 hours summertime). Download other weather statistics from eklima.met.no.

Tabular view for temperature and precipitation per month
Months Temperature Precipitation Wind
Average Normal Warmest Coldest Total Normal Highest
daily value
Average Strongest
wind
Nov 2016 -0.7°C -10.3°C 6.4°C Nov 8 -11.1°C Nov 27 58.0 mm 15.0 mm 41.7 mm Nov 8 5.7 m/s 16.5 m/s Nov 8
Oct 2016 3.2°C -5.5°C 10.1°C Oct 7 -3.8°C Oct 15 57.0 mm 14.0 mm 18.3 mm Oct 15 5.7 m/s 17.8 m/s Oct 8
Sep 2016 4.1°C 0.3°C 11.9°C Sep 18 -0.5°C Sep 12 27.4 mm 20.0 mm 5.0 mm Sep 21 3.8 m/s 16.8 m/s Sep 19
Aug 2016 5.8°C 4.7°C 14.3°C Aug 2 0.2°C Aug 24 27.3 mm 23.0 mm 5.9 mm Aug 29 4.6 m/s 15.0 m/s Aug 29
Jul 2016 9.0°C 5.9°C 14.5°C Jul 3 5.1°C Jul 5 51.7 mm 18.0 mm 15.1 mm Jul 13 5.2 m/s 14.4 m/s Jul 20
Jun 2016 5.0°C 2.0°C 10.3°C Jun 28 0.3°C Jun 4 6.8 mm 10.0 mm 1.7 mm Jun 1 4.3 m/s 10.5 m/s Jun 9
May 2016 1.8°C -4.1°C 8.4°C May 27 -5.1°C May 5 1.9 mm 6.0 mm 0.3 mm May 28 5.2 m/s 17.3 m/s May 12
Apr 2016 -7.7°C -12.2°C 3.1°C Apr 30 -17.3°C Apr 12 3.8 mm 11.0 mm 1.2 mm Apr 4 4.6 m/s 10.3 m/s Apr 20
Mar 2016 -7.1°C -15.7°C 5.4°C Mar 13 -17.9°C Mar 25 8.4 mm 23.0 mm 2.0 mm Mar 15 5.0 m/s 15.7 m/s Mar 14
Feb 2016 -5.6°C -16.2°C 1.7°C Feb 18 -13.6°C Feb 9 2.4 mm 19.0 mm 0.5 mm Feb 17 5.9 m/s 13.7 m/s Feb 4
Jan 2016 -3.8°C -15.3°C 6.6°C Jan 2 -11.9°C Jan 21 42.6 mm 15.0 mm 17.8 mm Jan 3 6.4 m/s 15.7 m/s Jan 9
Dec 2015 -6.0°C -13.4°C 8.7°C Dec 30 -19.0°C Dec 13 47.7 mm 16.0 mm 18.0 mm Dec 19 5.9 m/s 23.2 m/s Dec 19
Nov 2015 -3.4°C -10.3°C 5.2°C Nov 9 -13.7°C Nov 5 12.9 mm 15.0 mm 3.0 mm Nov 7 6.4 m/s 16.9 m/s Nov 27