Best time to go to, climate and weather Spitsbergen

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Best time to visit and weather Spitsbergen

Best time to visit and weather Spitsbergen

The best time to go to Spitsbergen is from june until september, in which you have a very cold temperature, but barely till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Spitsbergen is 3° in july and the lowest is -10° in february.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Spitsbergen or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Spitsbergen
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan -9° 69 mm 17
Feb -10° 49 mm 15
Mar -10° 55 mm 17
Apr -6° 27 mm 12
May -1° 40 mm 14
Jun 31 mm 7
Jul 42 mm 1
Aug 51 mm 3
Sep 62 mm 6
Oct -4° 66 mm 13
Nov -8° 61 mm 15
Dec -9° 55 mm 15
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

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Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Spitsbergen indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Spitsbergen.

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Holiday Spitsbergen

Holiday Spitsbergen

Hotels and apartments in Spitsbergen

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Climate Spitsbergen

Climate Spitsbergen

In Spitsbergen there is the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Spitsbergen is -4° degrees and there is 608 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 115 days a year with an average humidity of 91% and an UV-index of 1.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan -9° -14° 69 mm 5 17 9 3 1
Feb -10° -15° 49 mm 5 15 8 3 1
Mar -10° -15° 55 mm 4 17 10 3 2
Apr -6° -12° 27 mm 4 12 14 3 1
May -1° -4° 40 mm 6 14 11 2 1
Jun 31 mm 9 7 14 2 1
Jul 42 mm 16 1 14 2 1
Aug 51 mm 15 3 13 2 1
Sep -2° 62 mm 17 6 7 3 1
Oct -4° -8° 66 mm 11 13 7 3 1
Nov -8° -12° 61 mm 9 15 6 3 1
Dec -9° -14° 55 mm 6 15 10 3 1

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum -9° in january in Spitsbergen and at least around -14° degrees. In january there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 69 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 17 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum -10° in february in Spitsbergen and at least around -15° degrees. In february there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 15 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum -10° in march in Spitsbergen and at least around -15° degrees. In march there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 55 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 17 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum -6° in april in Spitsbergen and at least around -12° degrees. In april there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 12 days in april.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum -1° in may in Spitsbergen and at least around -4° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 14 days in may.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 2° in june in Spitsbergen and at least around 0° degrees. In june there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 7 days in june.

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 3° in july in Spitsbergen and at least around 1° degrees. In july there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 42 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 1 day in july.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 3° in august in Spitsbergen and at least around 1° degrees. In august there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 3 days in august.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 1° in september in Spitsbergen and at least around -2° degrees. In september there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 62 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 6 days in september.

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum -4° in october in Spitsbergen and at least around -8° degrees. In october there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 66 mm. The it will be dry 7 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 13 days in october.

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum -8° in november in Spitsbergen and at least around -12° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 61 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 15 days in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum -9° in december in Spitsbergen and at least around -14° degrees. In december there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 55 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Spitsbergen and on average, it snows 15 days in december.

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Weather statistics Spitsbergen

Weather statistics Spitsbergen

View all weather statistics from Spitsbergen per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Spitsbergen and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Spitsbergen

14 day weather forecast Spitsbergen

The weather for Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen will be -7° till -16° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu13 Nov We14 Nov Th15 Nov Fr16 Nov Sa17 Nov Su18 Nov Mo19 Nov
  Gespreide bewolking Mix Sneeuw / rain Sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Sneeuw Lichte Regen Mix Sneeuw / rain
Max (°C) -11° -7° -4° -11° -1°
Min (°C) -12° -11° -11° -14° -12° -2°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 25% 85% 40% 75% 80% 90%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0.8mm 7.7mm 1.0mm 4.1mm 19.9mm 24.6mm
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0cm 0.6cm 11.5cm 1.4cm 6.0cm 1.6cm 17.7cm
Snow cover (cm) 10cm 11cm 22cm 24cm 30cm 31cm 49cm
UV-index
UV-index 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weather forecast next week
  Tu20 Nov We21 Nov Th22 Nov Fr23 Nov Sa24 Nov Su25 Nov Mo26 Nov
  Mix Sneeuw / rain Sneeuw Mix Sneeuw / rain Lichte sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking
Max (°C) -4° -3° -10° -13° -19° -16° -16°
Min (°C) -11° -8° -16° -18° -19° -20° -18°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 15% 85% 15% 30% 25% 15% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0.1mm 7.9mm 0.3mm 0.6mm 0.5mm 0.1mm 0mm
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0.1cm 11.9cm 0.1cm 0.9cm 0.7cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 49cm 61cm 61cm 62cm 63cm 63cm 63cm
UV-index
UV-index 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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About Spitsbergen

About Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Longyearbyen. It is 62.045 km² with 124 km of coastline . In terms of area, the country is 4x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Spitsbergen you have to use +47 or 0047 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +475012457809 or 00475012457809.


Spitsbergen is in a straight line at 3.038 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 4 hour and 45 min.

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Time difference Spitsbergen

Time difference Spitsbergen

In Spitsbergen it is now 23:08 hour in the evening on tuesday 13 november 2018. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Spitsbergen is Arctic/Longyearbyen and the Greenwich time is UTC+01.

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Vaccinations Spitsbergen

Vaccinations Spitsbergen

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Spitsbergen.

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Currency Spitsbergen

Currency Spitsbergen

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