Svalbard
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Svalbard

To go to Svalbard, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a very cold temperature and almost no precipitation. In Svalbard, August is the warmest month with 38°F and the most cold month is 11°F in March.

In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in Svalbard, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate Svalbard by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 15 14 11 17 28 34 37 38 34 26 20 17
Precipitation (inch) 11 8 8 4 7 5 7 8 9 12 11 11

Weather data from: Longyearbyen




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Svalbard weather

The weather for Svalbard over the next 14 days will be 25°F till 37° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 37°F.

The weather forecast for Svalbard is based on the weather in Longyearbyen.

5-day weather forecast Svalbard

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Snow
Wind
Tuesday
4 october
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37°F
34°F
37°F
0 in
0 in
3 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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37°F
36°F
37°F
0 in
0 in
4 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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37°F
36°F
37°F
0 in
0.4 in
4 m/s
Friday
7 october
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37°F
37°F
37°F
0.5 in
1.3 in
7 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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37°F
37°F
37°F
0.4 in
6.5 in
8 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Svalbard


Climate Svalbard

Svalbard has a tundra climate. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Svalbard is -5° degrees and there is about 100 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 178 days a year with an average humidity of 90% and an UV-index of 2.

Svalbard

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 15 14 11 17 28 34 37 38 34 26 20 17
Night temp. (°F) 7 4 1 4 19 29 34 32 28 18 10 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 11 8 8 4 7 5 7 8 9 12 11 11
Days with rain 4 4 6 7 6 7 12 10 12 10 6 4
Days with snow 15 15 14 13 16 8 1 2 5 12 14 15
Dry days 12 9 11 10 9 15 18 19 13 9 10 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 0
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1

Weather data from: Longyearbyen

Svalbard weather by month

What is the average Svalbard weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Svalbard?

Svalbard lies in a straight line about 3,595 miles from United States (New York → Longyearbyen).

How long is the flight to Svalbard?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Svalbard is approximately 10 h. 10 min.

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How many inhabitants does Svalbard have?

Svalbard has 2,165 inhabitants.

How big is Svalbard?

The surface area of Svalbard is 38,557 mi². It is 6x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Svalbard?

The capital of Svalbard is Longyearbyen.

What is the area code of Svalbard?

The area code to call Svalbard is +47.