Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard And Jan Mayen Climate

Weather: 2.08°C/35.74°F, Wind SW at 1.03 km/h, 87% Humidity, 0.28% Chance of rain

Svalbard And Jan Mayen
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Longyearbyen Climate Summary

Located at an elevation of 6.5 meters (21.33 feet) above sea level, Longyearbyen has a Tundra climate (Classification: ET). The district’s yearly temperature is -5.8ºC (21.56ºF) and it is -3.8% lower than Svalbard And Jan Mayen’s averages. Longyearbyen typically receives about 57.24 millimeters (2.25 inches) of precipitation and has 129.3 rainy days (35.42% of the time) annually.

CountrySvalbard And Jan Mayen
CitySvalbard
Longitude15.6267229
Latitude78.2231722
Attitude/Elevation6.5m (21.33ft)
Local timeWednesday 14:33
Annual high temperature-4.47ºC (23.95ºF)
Annual low temperature-9.08ºC (15.66ºF)
Average annual precip.57.24mm (2.25in)
Warmest monthJuly (4.69ºC / 40.44ºF)
Coldest MonthMarch (-18.84ºC / -1.91ºF)
Wettest MonthSeptember (79.45mm / 3.13in)
Driest MonthJune (37.42mm / 1.47in)
Number of days with rainfall (≥ 1.0 mm)129.3 days (35.42%)
Days with no rain235.7 days (64.58%)
Humidity92.74%

Climate Longyearbyen: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)3.14(37.65)3.14(37.65)2.09(35.76)2.09(35.76)4.19(39.54)9.43(48.97)17.81(64.06)14.66(58.39)9.43(48.97)5.24(41.43)4.19(39.54)3.14(37.65)17.81(64.06)
Average high °C (°F)-10.39(13.3)-11.71(10.92)-12.94(8.71)-7.97(17.65)-2.02(28.36)1.95(35.51)4.69(40.44)4.54(40.17)1.85(35.33)-3.81(25.14)-7.78(18.0)-10.03(13.95)-4.47(23.95)
Daily mean °C (°F)-12.03(10.35)-13.45(7.79)-14.88(5.22)-9.77(14.41)-2.99(26.62)1.37(34.47)4.13(39.43)3.74(38.73)0.73(33.31)-5.08(22.86)-9.55(14.81)-11.88(10.62)-5.8(21.56)
Average low °C (°F)-15.08(4.86)-16.63(2.07)-18.84(-1.91)-15.17(4.69)-7.6(18.32)-1.59(29.14)2.06(35.71)1.09(33.96)-1.91(28.56)-7.57(18.37)-12.77(9.01)-15.0(5.0)-9.08(15.66)
Record low °C (°F)-33.52(-28.34)-36.66(-33.99)-34.56(-30.21)-28.28(-18.9)-19.9(-3.82)-9.43(15.03)-6.28(20.7)-9.43(15.03)-15.71(3.72)-26.18(-15.12)-31.42(-24.56)-31.42(-24.56)-36.66(-33.99)
Average precipitation mm (inches)76.22(3.0)52.64(2.07)48.67(1.92)37.58(1.48)51.19(2.02)37.42(1.47)52.07(2.05)64.97(2.56)79.45(3.13)70.12(2.76)65.41(2.58)51.18(2.01)57.24(2.25)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)10.859.529.248.6611.629.5211.7111.6213.4312.110.9510.110.78
Average relative humidity (%)93.194.4393.6990.0689.6794.095.2392.7894.1492.3391.7391.7792.75
Mean monthly sunshine hours0.01.538.689.650.00.00.05.5211.453.830.00.03.38

Climate Graph

The chart below shows the mean monthly temperature and precipitation of Longyearbyen in recent years.

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen Temperature by Month

July
4.13°C | 39.43°F
August
3.74°C | 38.73°F
June
1.37°C | 34.47°F
September
0.73°C | 33.31°F
May
-2.99°C | 26.62°F
October
-5.08°C | 22.86°F
November
-9.55°C | 14.81°F
April
-9.77°C | 14.41°F
December
-11.88°C | 10.62°F
January
-12.03°C | 10.35°F
February
-13.45°C | 7.79°F
March
-14.88°C | 5.22°F

Historical Data

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TemperatureMaxAverageMin
Max Temperature1.05°C (33.89°F)-6.63°C (20.07°F)-16.76°C (1.83°F)
Avg Temperature0.0°C (0°F)-8.17°C (17.29°F)-18.85°C (-1.93°F)
Min Temperature-1.05°C (30.11°F)-13.97°C (6.85°F)-28.28°C (-18.9°F)
Dew PointMaxAverageMin
Dew Point-0.0°C (0°F)-10.37°C (13.33°F)-23.04°C (-9.47°F)
PrecipitationMaxAverageMinSum
Precipitation7.12mm | 0.28in1.41mm | 0.06in0.0mm | 0in42.27mm | 1.66in
Snowdepth4.19mm | 0.16in0.88mm | 0.03in0.0mm | 0in26.480000000000008mm | 1.04in
WindMaxAverageMin
Wind27.23kmh | 16.92mph12.95kmh | 8.05mph6.28kmh | 3.9mph
Gust Wind41.9kmh | 26.04mph21.86kmh | 13.58mph10.47kmh | 6.51mph
Sea Level PressureMaxAverageMin
Sea Level Pressure7.12mb1.41mb0.0mb
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Daily Observations

TimeTemperatureDew PointHumidityWind SpeedPressurePrecipitation
April° C | ° F° C | ° F%Kph | MphHg | MbTotal (mm/in)
2011-04-01-18.85 | -1.93-23.04 | -9.47889.43 | 5.8631.24 | 1057.870.0 | 0
2011-04-02-13.62 | 7.48-15.71 | 3.729019.9 | 12.3730.99 | 1049.490.1 | 0.0
2011-04-03-14.66 | 5.61-15.71 | 3.728927.23 | 16.9230.62 | 1036.930.0 | 0
2011-04-04-11.52 | 11.26-13.62 | 7.489114.66 | 9.1130.53 | 1033.780.42 | 0.02
2011-04-05-4.19 | 24.46-8.38 | 16.929415.71 | 9.7630.53 | 1033.780.73 | 0.03
2011-04-06-16.76 | 1.83-17.81 | -0.06919.43 | 5.8630.93 | 1047.40.0 | 0
2011-04-07-16.76 | 1.83-18.85 | -1.939113.62 | 8.4630.93 | 1047.40.0 | 0
2011-04-08-13.62 | 7.48-15.71 | 3.728917.81 | 11.0730.87 | 1045.310.52 | 0.02
2011-04-09-9.43 | 15.03-11.52 | 11.269114.66 | 9.1130.93 | 1047.43.98 | 0.16
2011-04-10-11.52 | 11.26-13.62 | 7.489112.57 | 7.8130.9 | 1046.352.09 | 0.08
2011-04-11-4.19 | 24.46-6.28 | 20.79318.85 | 11.7130.47 | 1031.694.92 | 0.19
2011-04-12-9.43 | 15.03-9.43 | 15.03948.38 | 5.2130.65 | 1037.970.31 | 0.01
2011-04-13-7.33 | 18.81-9.43 | 15.039310.47 | 6.5130.81 | 1043.211.05 | 0.04
2011-04-14-8.38 | 16.92-10.47 | 13.159110.47 | 6.5130.93 | 1047.40.52 | 0.02
2011-04-15-8.38 | 16.92-9.43 | 15.039023.04 | 14.3230.53 | 1033.781.26 | 0.05
2011-04-16-4.19 | 24.46-7.33 | 18.81918.38 | 5.2130.31 | 1026.454.19 | 0.16
2011-04-17-5.24 | 22.57-8.38 | 16.92908.38 | 5.2130.56 | 1034.830.94 | 0.04
2011-04-18-10.47 | 13.15-13.62 | 7.48888.38 | 5.2130.99 | 1049.490.1 | 0.0
2011-04-19-9.43 | 15.03-12.57 | 9.378911.52 | 7.1631.27 | 1058.920.21 | 0.01
2011-04-20-9.43 | 15.03-11.52 | 11.268913.62 | 8.4631.08 | 1052.642.83 | 0.11
2011-04-21-5.24 | 22.57-7.33 | 18.818916.76 | 10.4131.02 | 1050.540.42 | 0.02
2011-04-22-6.28 | 20.7-8.38 | 16.929113.62 | 8.4630.93 | 1047.44.08 | 0.16
2011-04-23-6.28 | 20.7-9.43 | 15.03919.43 | 5.8631.27 | 1058.920.84 | 0.03
2011-04-24-1.05 | 30.11-1.05 | 30.119917.81 | 11.0731.02 | 1050.547.12 | 0.28
2011-04-250.0 | 0-0.0 | 09911.52 | 7.1631.05 | 1051.594.08 | 0.16
2011-04-26-2.09 | 28.24-4.19 | 24.46936.28 | 3.931.05 | 1051.590.31 | 0.01
2011-04-27-4.19 | 24.46-8.38 | 16.92887.33 | 4.5531.08 | 1052.640.0 | 0
2011-04-28-3.14 | 26.35-6.28 | 20.7948.38 | 5.2131.39 | 1063.110.73 | 0.03
2011-04-29-6.28 | 20.7-9.43 | 15.03926.28 | 3.931.67 | 1072.540.0 | 0
2011-04-30-3.14 | 26.35-4.19 | 24.469514.66 | 9.1131.76 | 1075.680.52 | 0.02

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