Svalbard

Best time to go to, climate and weather Svalbard

Best time to go to Svalbard

Best time to go to Svalbard

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

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

Best time to visit and climate Svalbard

Climate data from: Longyearbyen
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
-9° -10° -10° -6° -1° -4° -8° -9°
MM
rain
69 mm 49 mm 55 mm 27 mm 40 mm 31 mm 42 mm 51 mm 62 mm 66 mm 61 mm 55 mm
Snow
days
17 15 17 12 14 7 1 3 6 13 15 15
Holiday Svalbard

Holiday Svalbard

Hotels and apartments in Svalbard

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Climate Svalbard

Climate Svalbard

Climate Svalbard per Month
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Svalbard there is the tundra climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Svalbard 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.

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

Climate Svalbard january

On average, it is maximum -9° in january in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 17 days in january.

Climate Svalbard february

On average, it is maximum -10° in february in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in february.

Climate Svalbard march

On average, it is maximum -10° in march in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 17 days in march.

Climate Svalbard april

On average, it is maximum -6° in april in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 12 days in april.

Climate Svalbard may

On average, it is maximum -1° in may in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 14 days in may.

Climate Svalbard june

On average, it is maximum 2° in june in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 7 days in june.

Climate Svalbard july

On average, it is maximum 3° in july in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 1 day in july.

Climate Svalbard august

On average, it is maximum 3° in august in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 3 days in august.

Climate Svalbard september

On average, it is maximum 1° in september in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 6 days in september.

Climate Svalbard october

On average, it is maximum -4° in october in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 13 days in october.

Climate Svalbard november

On average, it is maximum -8° in november in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in november.

Climate Svalbard december

On average, it is maximum -9° in december in Svalbard 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 Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Svalbard

14 day weather forecast Svalbard

The weather for Longyearbyen in Svalbard will be 0° till -2° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or a quite a few rain.

Weather forecast this week
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Fr
19 Apr
Sa
20 Apr
Su
21 Apr
Mo
22 Apr
Tu
23 Apr
We
24 Apr
Th
25 Apr
  Zware sneeuwval Sneeuw Sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Lichte sneeuw Lichte sneeuw
Max (°C) -2° -8° -6° -5° -2°
Min (°C) -2° -2° -8° -11° -11° -10° -9°
Rainfall (mm) 13.3
mm
4.9
mm
6.4
mm
2.1
mm
1.8
mm
1.6
mm
2.3
mm
Rainfall (%) 90% 75% 80% 60% 55% 50% 60%
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 16.0cm 5.9cm 7.7cm 2.5cm 2.1cm 1.9cm 2.8cm
Snow cover (cm) 27cm 33cm 41cm 43cm 45cm 47cm 50cm
UV-index
UV-index 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Weather forecast next week
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Fr
26 Apr
Sa
27 Apr
Su
28 Apr
Mo
29 Apr
Tu
30 Apr
We
1 May
Th
2 May
  Bewolkt Bewolkt Lichte sneeuw Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Lichte sneeuw Enkele wolken
Max (°C) -4° -4° -2° -4° -2° -2° -2°
Min (°C) -7° -7° -5° -9° -8° -3° -9°
Rainfall (mm) 0.1
mm
0.1
mm
0.6
mm
0
mm
0.2
mm
0.8
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 15% 15% 25% 0% 15% 35% 0%
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0cm 0cm 0.5cm 0cm 0cm 0.9cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 50cm 50cm 50cm 50cm 50cm 51cm 51cm
UV-index
UV-index 1 1 1 2 2 1 3
About Svalbard

About Svalbard

Svalbard is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Longyearbyen. It is 62.049 km² with 124 km of coastline and has a population of 2.165. In terms of area, the country is 4x as small as United Kingdom. If you want to call Svalbard 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.

Svalbard 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.

Time difference Svalbard

Time difference Svalbard

In Svalbard it is now 22:47 hour in the evening on friday 19 april 2019. That is equal to the time in United Kingdom. The time zone of Svalbard is Arctic/Longyearbyen and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

Currency Svalbard

Currency Svalbard

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Vaccinations Svalbard

Vaccinations Svalbard

Person and travel related vaccinations

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

  • Tekenencefalitis