How is the climate?

 

The climate on Svalbard is principally a result of its high latitude, which is between 74° and 81° north. However, the North Atlantic Current moderates Svalbard’s temperatures, particularly during winter, giving it up to 20 °C higher winter temperature than similar latitudes in continental Russia and Canada. This keeps the surrounding waters open and navigable most of the year. The interior fjord areas and valleys, sheltered by the mountains, have less temperature differences than the coast, with about 2 °C lower summer temperatures and 3 °C higher winter temperatures. Below are wind forecast, sea ice situation around Svalbard and in Isfjorden, and updated weather forecast for Longyearbyen.


WIND FORCAST SVALBARD

Wind forecast for Svalbard next 10 days. Copyright: Windy.com


Forecast for Longyearbyen

Weather forecast from yr.no, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK.

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Forecast for Longyearbyen  Precip. Temp. Wind speed
04.04.2020 08–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm -16 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 8 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm -14 °C Light breeze from South-southeast 2 m/s
18–24 Cloudy 0 mm -16 °C Light breeze from Southwest 3 m/s
05.04.2020 00–06 Partly cloudy 0 mm -18 °C Light breeze from South-southwest 3 m/s
06–12 Cloudy 0 mm -18 °C Light breeze from Southwest 2 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy <1 mm -16 °C Light air from West-southwest 1 m/s
18–24 Fair <1 mm -16 °C Light breeze from North-northwest 3 m/s
06.04.2020 00–06 Clear sky 0 mm -18 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 3 m/s
06–12 Partly cloudy <1 mm -17 °C Light breeze from West-southwest 3 m/s
12–18 Cloudy <1 mm -13 °C Gentle breeze from West-southwest 4 m/s
20–02 Cloudy 0 mm -12 °C Moderate breeze from South-southwest 6 m/s
07.04.2020 02–08 Partly cloudy 0 mm -11 °C Light breeze from East-northeast 2 m/s
08–14 Partly cloudy 0 mm -13 °C Gentle breeze from East 4 m/s
14–20 Partly cloudy 0 mm -13 °C Gentle breeze from North-northeast 4 m/s
20–02 Partly cloudy 0 mm -14 °C Gentle breeze from North-northeast 4 m/s
08.04.2020 02–08 Partly cloudy 0 mm -15 °C Gentle breeze from Northeast 4 m/s
08–14 Partly cloudy 0 mm -16 °C Light breeze from East 3 m/s
14–20 Fair 0 mm -15 °C Light breeze from North 2 m/s
20–02 Partly cloudy 0 mm -15 °C Light breeze from North 2 m/s
09.04.2020 02–08 Partly cloudy 0 mm -15 °C Light breeze from Northwest 3 m/s
08–14 Partly cloudy 0 mm -14 °C Light breeze from North-northeast 2 m/s
14–20 Partly cloudy 0 mm -12 °C Light breeze from North-northwest 3 m/s
20–02 Partly cloudy 0 mm -11 °C Light breeze from West-northwest 3 m/s