Weather statistics for Svolvær lufthavn, Helle, Vågan (Nordland)

  1. Warning sign

    Ongoing: Gale warning (Stoett - Melbu) Ocean and coast

    From early Saturday morning southwest near gale force 7, Saturday afternoon veering west. Early sunday morning decreasing wind.


    1. Saturday March 17, 2018 01:00
      Increasing danger
    2. Sunday March 18, 2018 04:00
      Danger is over

    Sea heaps up. Some foam from breaking waves is blown into streaks along wind direction. Moderate amounts of airborne spray. It is not recommended to be at sea in a small boat.

  2. Warning sign

    Ongoing: Difficult driving conditions (Nordland, Troms and Vest-Finnmark)

    From Saturday afternoon to Monday morning expected locally difficult driving conditions due to strong winds, precipitation and blowing snow.


    1. Saturday March 17, 2018 02:00
      Increasing danger
    2. Ukjent sluttidspunkt

    Expect difficult driving conditions and local delays. Use tyres suitable for the conditions.

  3. Warning sign

    Expected: Gale warning (Skomvaer - Fruholmen) Ocean and coast

    From early Sunday morning northwest near gale force 7, from late Sunday morning at times gale force 8.


    1. Sunday March 18, 2018 04:00
      Increasing danger
    2. Ukjent sluttidspunkt

    Moderately high waves with breaking crests forming spindrift. Well-marked streaks of foam are blown along wind direction. Considerable airborne spray. It is not recommended to be at sea in a small boat.

Svolvær Airport observation station (85450)

The station is located in Vågan municipality, 9 m.a.s.l. It is the closest official weather station, 0.1 km away from Svolvær lufthavn, Helle. The station was established in June 1972. The station measures temperature and wind. There are no normals for precipitation. There may be missing data.

Last 30 days: Average temperature was -3.2 °C, 2.0 °C below the normal. Highest temperature was 2.6 °C (16 February), and the lowest was -9.0 °C (26 February). Highest wind speed was 13.9 m/s (28 February).

Last 13 full months: Highest temperature was 23.2 °C (28. Jul. 2017) and the lowest -9.0 °C (26. Feb. 2018).

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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 2018 -1.4°C 4.4°C Feb 5 -9.0°C Feb 26 6.1 m/s 15.7 m/s Feb 5
Jan 2018 -0.5°C 6.0°C Jan 11 -7.1°C Jan 21 6.1 m/s 13.9 m/s Jan 17
Dec 2017 0.9°C 7.9°C Dec 20 -6.2°C Dec 28 5.9 m/s 22.1 m/s Dec 1
Nov 2017 2.7°C 10.4°C Nov 8 -4.2°C Nov 29 5.8 m/s 18.2 m/s Nov 23
Oct 2017 6.8°C 16.5°C Oct 1 -0.9°C Oct 30 5.0 m/s 15.4 m/s Oct 15
Sep 2017 12.1°C 19.7°C Sep 30 7.4°C Sep 2 4.9 m/s 14.2 m/s Sep 17
Aug 2017 12.4°C 20.5°C Aug 4 7.2°C Aug 22 5.6 m/s 19.3 m/s Aug 30
Jul 2017 13.1°C 23.2°C Jul 28 6.6°C Jul 7 5.3 m/s 18.2 m/s Jul 15
Jun 2017 11.7°C 22.3°C Jun 9 2.1°C Jun 1 5.4 m/s 11.6 m/s Jun 6
May 2017 5.2°C 14.1°C May 18 -1.2°C May 8 4.4 m/s 12.0 m/s May 7
Apr 2017 1.9°C 7.3°C Apr 5 -4.0°C Apr 8 5.4 m/s 17.3 m/s Apr 21
Mar 2017 0.6°C 6.4°C Mar 26 -5.5°C Mar 19 4.8 m/s 18.8 m/s Mar 14
Feb 2017 -0.2°C 8.7°C Feb 13 -8.0°C Feb 22 5.0 m/s 18.0 m/s Feb 12