Weather statistics for Longyearbyen (Svalbard)

Svalbard Airport observation station (99840)

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 -0.7 °C, 6.8 °C above the normal. Highest temperature was 6.6 °C (14 October), and the lowest was -8.8 °C (28 October). The total precipitation was 5.3 mm. Highest daily precipitation was 1.0 mm (31 October), measured at 7am (8am daylight savings) for the past 24 hours. Highest wind speed was 18.8 m/s (14 October).

Last 13 full months: Highest temperature was 15.2 °C (2. Aug. 2018) and the lowest -19.6 °C (30. Dec. 2017). Highest daily precipitation was 19.0 mm (19. Aug. 2018). Maximum snow depth was 12 cm (18. Dec. 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 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
Oct 2018 -1.4°C -5.5°C 6.6°C Oct 14 -9.0°C Oct 10 8.1 mm 14.0 mm 3.9 mm Oct 6 4.7 m/s 18.8 m/s Oct 14
Sep 2018 1.7°C 0.3°C 9.7°C Sep 2 -9.0°C Sep 30 30.8 mm 20.0 mm 6.2 mm Sep 6 5.4 m/s 15.3 m/s Sep 13
Aug 2018 6.8°C 4.7°C 15.2°C Aug 2 2.2°C Aug 26 34.0 mm 23.0 mm 19.0 mm Aug 19 3.8 m/s 16.7 m/s Aug 30
Jul 2018 7.2°C 5.9°C 12.9°C Jul 31 3.3°C Jul 1 34.1 mm 18.0 mm 7.5 mm Jul 2 4.3 m/s 14.0 m/s Jul 1
Jun 2018 4.0°C 2.0°C 11.5°C Jun 24 -1.3°C Jun 12 6.8 mm 10.0 mm 2.7 mm Jun 1 5.1 m/s 20.2 m/s Jun 16
May 2018 1.8°C -4.1°C 6.9°C May 5 -4.7°C May 2 20.6 mm 6.0 mm 11.5 mm May 12 5.2 m/s 15.4 m/s May 17
Apr 2018 -8.4°C -12.2°C 2.9°C Apr 12 -17.0°C Apr 1 10.9 mm 11.0 mm 6.7 mm Apr 13 5.0 m/s 14.7 m/s Apr 12
Mar 2018 -12.7°C -15.7°C 1.4°C Mar 17 -19.3°C Mar 22 6.2 mm 23.0 mm 2.0 mm Mar 16 5.7 m/s 20.8 m/s Mar 18
Feb 2018 -5.4°C -16.2°C 4.7°C Feb 26 -17.9°C Feb 1 36.1 mm 19.0 mm 11.0 mm Feb 28 6.6 m/s 18.4 m/s Feb 23
Jan 2018 -5.5°C -15.3°C 6.0°C Jan 13 -19.2°C Jan 3 27.3 mm 15.0 mm 18.6 mm Jan 14 5.6 m/s 15.4 m/s Jan 17
Dec 2017 -4.9°C -13.4°C 2.6°C Dec 20 -19.6°C Dec 30 16.6 mm 16.0 mm 5.7 mm Dec 21 5.9 m/s 18.9 m/s Dec 28
Nov 2017 -3.6°C -10.3°C 2.5°C Nov 15 -13.4°C Nov 29 1.9 mm 15.0 mm 0.6 mm Nov 28 6.7 m/s 17.7 m/s Nov 11
Oct 2017 0.5°C -5.5°C 7.7°C Oct 23 -5.8°C Oct 25 27.4 mm 14.0 mm 18.9 mm Oct 24 5.1 m/s 13.2 m/s Oct 23