Weather statistics for Makkaur lighthouse observation site, Båtsfjord (Finnmark)

  1. Warning sign

    Pågår: Gale warning (Slettnes fyr - Vardø)

    From Tuesday forenoon northwest near gale force 7. From early Wednesday morning occasionally northwest near gale force 7.


    1. Tuesday March 28, 2017 0:11:00
      Vinden øker
    2. Ukjent sluttidspunkt

    Sea heaps up. Some foam from breaking waves is blown into streaks along wind direction. Moderate amounts of airborne spray.

Makkaur lighthouse observation station

The station is located in Båtsfjord municipality, 9 m.a.s.l. It is the closest official weather station, 0.0 km away from Makkaur lighthouse observation site. The station was established in January 1924. The station measures temperature and wind. There are no normals for precipitation. There may be missing data.

Last 30 days: Average temperature was -1.4 °C, 2.4 °C above the normal. Highest temperature was 3.3 °C (24 March), and the lowest was -8.5 °C (19 March). Highest wind speed was 21.6 m/s (26 March).

Last 13 full months: Highest temperature was 28.9 °C (3. Jul. 2016) and the lowest -14.0 °C (4. Jan. 2017).

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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

Tabular view for temperature and precipitation per month
Months Temperature Wind
Average Normal Warmest Coldest Average Strongest
Feb 2017 -1.8°C 4.5°C Feb 13 -11.2°C Feb 24 6.9 m/s 23.7 m/s Feb 5
Jan 2017 -2.3°C 7.3°C Jan 28 -14.0°C Jan 4 10.7 m/s 29.2 m/s Jan 25
Dec 2016 -0.5°C 6.8°C Dec 20 -9.6°C Dec 4 7.8 m/s 25.2 m/s Dec 9
Nov 2016 0.0°C 5.4°C Nov 1 -6.2°C Nov 26 6.2 m/s 23.5 m/s Nov 15
Oct 2016 5.3°C 10.4°C Oct 5 -2.7°C Oct 27 5.6 m/s 14.4 m/s Oct 24
Sep 2016 8.9°C 14.6°C Sep 1 2.4°C Sep 10 3.8 m/s 15.8 m/s Sep 1
Aug 2016 11.0°C 22.9°C Aug 20 4.5°C Aug 28 4.1 m/s 12.5 m/s Aug 28
Jul 2016 12.7°C 28.9°C Jul 3 8.0°C Jul 31 3.6 m/s 12.4 m/s Jul 3
Jun 2016 8.1°C 23.1°C Jun 28 2.1°C Jun 6 5.1 m/s 13.9 m/s Jun 1
May 2016 7.2°C 18.0°C May 27 0.4°C May 1 4.2 m/s 12.1 m/s May 9
Apr 2016 1.8°C 11.6°C Apr 28 -4.6°C Apr 15 4.9 m/s 14.2 m/s Apr 28
Mar 2016 -1.0°C 6.3°C Mar 15 -8.8°C Mar 2 8.8 m/s 22.0 m/s Mar 5
Feb 2016 -2.1°C 3.2°C Feb 8 -10.7°C Feb 27 6.8 m/s 24.3 m/s Feb 17