Best time to visit, weather and climate Longyearbyen

Best time to visit Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Climate Longyearbyen per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-9°C -10°C -12°C -8°C -2°C 1°C 3°C 3°C 1°C -3°C -7°C -8°C
27
mm
20
mm
20
mm
11
mm
18
mm
12
mm
18
mm
20
mm
24
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30
mm
27
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27
mm

The best time to visit Longyearbyen in Svalbard is from june until september, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Longyearbyen is 3°C in july and the lowest is -12°C in march. The weather and climate of Longyearbyen is suitable for a winter sports.

The average climate figure for Longyearbyen is an 5,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Longyearbyen has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Longyearbyen or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Longyearbyen is -4° degrees and there is about 255 mm 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.


Climate Longyearbyen

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -9°C -10°C -12°C -8°C -2°C 1°C 3°C 3°C 1°C -3°C -7°C -8°C
Night -14°C -16°C -18°C -15°C -7°C -2°C 1°C 0°C -3°C -8°C -12°C -14°C
Precip 27
mm
20
mm
20
mm
11
mm
18
mm
12
mm
18
mm
20
mm
24
mm
30
mm
27
mm
27
mm
Rain
days
4 4 6 7 6 7 12 10 12 10 6 4
Snow
days
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
Sun hours
per day
0 1 5 5 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 0
Wind force
in 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
 


Climate Longyearbyen january

On average, it is maximum -9° in january in Longyearbyen and at least around -14° degrees. In january there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 15 days in january.

Climate Longyearbyen february

On average, it is maximum -10° in february in Longyearbyen and at least around -16° degrees. In february there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 15 days in february.

Climate Longyearbyen march

On average, it is maximum -12° in march in Longyearbyen and at least around -18° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 14 days in march.

Climate Longyearbyen april

On average, it is maximum -8° in april in Longyearbyen and at least around -15° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 13 days in april.

Climate Longyearbyen may

On average, it is maximum -2° in may in Longyearbyen and at least around -7° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 16 days in may.

Climate Longyearbyen june

On average, it is maximum 1° in june in Longyearbyen and at least around -2° degrees. In june there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 8 days in june.

Climate Longyearbyen july

On average, it is maximum 3° in july in Longyearbyen and at least around 1° degrees. In july there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 1 day in july.

Climate Longyearbyen august

On average, it is maximum 3° in august in Longyearbyen and at least around 0° degrees. In august there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 2 days in august.

Climate Longyearbyen september

On average, it is maximum 1° in september in Longyearbyen and at least around -3° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 5 days in september.

Climate Longyearbyen october

On average, it is maximum -3° in october in Longyearbyen and at least around -8° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 12 days in october.

Climate Longyearbyen november

On average, it is maximum -7° in november in Longyearbyen and at least around -12° degrees. In november there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 14 days in november.

Climate Longyearbyen december

On average, it is maximum -8° in december in Longyearbyen and at least around -14° degrees. In december there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Longyearbyen and on average, it snows 15 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Longyearbyen

The weather for Longyearbyen in Svalbard will be -4° till -11° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Sa
31 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt -9°C -12°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 1m/s 0
Su
1 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt -4°C -10°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 2m/s 0
Mo
2 Nov
Natte sneeuw 0°C -6°C 0.9 mm 70% 0.8 cm 4m/s 0
Mo
2 Nov
Natte sneeuw 0°C -6°C 0.9 mm 70% 0.8 cm 4m/s 0
Tu
3 Nov
Sneeuwval 1°C 0°C 10 mm 95% 11.9 cm 5m/s 0
Tu
3 Nov
Sneeuwval 1°C 0°C 10 mm 95% 11.9 cm 5m/s 0
We
4 Nov
Sneeuwval 1°C -5°C 5.5 mm 95% 6.5 cm 3m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
We
4 Nov
Sneeuwval 1°C -5°C 5.5 mm 95% 6.5 cm 3m/s 0
Th
5 Nov
Natte sneeuw -4°C -8°C 0.2 mm 35% 0.2 cm 3m/s 0
Th
5 Nov
Natte sneeuw -4°C -8°C 0.2 mm 35% 0.2 cm 3m/s 0
Fr
6 Nov
Natte sneeuw -7°C -11°C 0.5 mm 45% 0.2 cm 2m/s 0
Fr
6 Nov
Natte sneeuw -7°C -11°C 0.5 mm 45% 0.2 cm 2m/s 0
Sa
7 Nov
Lichte sneeuwval -11°C -15°C 0.1 mm 20% 0.1 cm 2m/s 0
Sa
7 Nov
Lichte sneeuwval -11°C -15°C 0.1 mm 20% 0.1 cm 2m/s 0

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About Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen lies in Svalbard . If you want to call Longyearbyen 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.

Longyearbyen is in a straight line at 3.037 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 4 hours45.

The coordinates of Longyearbyen, Svalbard are latitude: 78.216667 en longitude: 15.633333

The GPS coordinates are N 78° 13' 0.1200" en E 15° 37' 59.8800"

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Time difference Longyearbyen

In Longyearbyen it is now 15:56 o’clock in the afternoon on saturday 31 october 2020. That is 5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Longyearbyen is Arctic/Longyearbyen and the Greenwich time is UTC+01.

Vaccinations Longyearbyen

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