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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, 4.8 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 -10.8 °C, 3.8 °C above the normal. Highest temperature was 3.8 °C (28 March), and the lowest was -18.7 °C (7 April). The total precipitation was 11.4 mm. Highest daily precipitation was 9.0 mm (26 March), measured at 7am (8am daylight savings) for the past 24 hours. Highest wind speed was 14.8 m/s (28 March).

Last 12 full months: Highest temperature was 15.0 °C (3. Jul. 2013) and the lowest -20.8 °C (9. Apr. 2013). Highest daily precipitation was 9.6 mm (21. Jul. 2013). Maximum snow depth was 29 cm (30. Apr. 2013).

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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
Mar 2014 -8.6°C -15.7°C 3.8°C Mar 28 -17.9°C Mar 16 16.2 mm 23.0 mm 9.0 mm Mar 26 5.8 m/s 16.1 m/s Mar 3
Feb 2014 -1.7°C -16.2°C 5.4°C Feb 12 -11.5°C Feb 28 3.0 mm 19.0 mm 1.8 mm Feb 27 6.3 m/s 13.3 m/s Feb 7
Jan 2014 -4.1°C -15.3°C 4.1°C Jan 23 -17.2°C Jan 8 13.0 mm 15.0 mm 5.2 mm Jan 2 5.9 m/s 15.9 m/s Jan 26
Dec 2013 -8.1°C -13.4°C 5.6°C Dec 17 -20.0°C Dec 7 10.6 mm 16.0 mm 2.9 mm Dec 20 6.8 m/s 17.3 m/s Dec 17
Nov 2013 -8.0°C -10.3°C 2.7°C Nov 22 -19.1°C Nov 27 8.3 mm 15.0 mm 1.2 mm Nov 7 6.2 m/s 18.6 m/s Nov 23
Oct 2013 -5.3°C -5.5°C 6.5°C Oct 1 -13.5°C Oct 31 18.2 mm 14.0 mm 4.1 mm Oct 1 5.0 m/s 13.8 m/s Oct 14
Sep 2013 3.7°C 0.3°C 12.0°C Sep 20 -6.6°C Sep 26 28.5 mm 20.0 mm 5.4 mm Sep 10 4.3 m/s 15.1 m/s Sep 13
Aug 2013 7.2°C 4.7°C 14.8°C Aug 17 0.7°C Aug 14 59.2 mm 23.0 mm 9.2 mm Aug 8 4.4 m/s 15.6 m/s Aug 27
Jul 2013 7.4°C 5.9°C 15.0°C Jul 3 2.6°C Jul 10 44.0 mm 18.0 mm 9.6 mm Jul 21 4.0 m/s 12.6 m/s Jul 10
Jun 2013 4.3°C 2.0°C 12.5°C Jun 30 -0.7°C Jun 16 19.6 mm 10.0 mm 8.4 mm Jun 5 5.1 m/s 16.6 m/s Jun 5
May 2013 -1.5°C -4.1°C 4.6°C May 31 -9.1°C May 7 18.7 mm 6.0 mm 5.5 mm May 25 4.0 m/s 13.6 m/s May 17
Apr 2013 -9.3°C -12.2°C 4.0°C Apr 23 -20.8°C Apr 9 9.4 mm 11.0 mm 3.4 mm Apr 26 4.0 m/s 17.1 m/s Apr 22