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


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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
28.01.2021 06–12 Partly cloudy 0 mm -17 °C Moderate breeze from South-southeast 8 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm -20 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 9 m/s
18–24 Fair 0 mm -22 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 9 m/s
29.01.2021 00–06 Clear sky 0 mm -22 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 9 m/s
06–12 Clear sky 0 mm -22 °C Fresh breeze from South 9 m/s
12–18 Clear sky 0 mm -23 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 10 m/s
18–24 Clear sky 0 mm -23 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 10 m/s
30.01.2021 00–06 Fair 0 mm -22 °C Strong breeze from South-southeast 12 m/s
06–12 Cloudy <1 mm -21 °C Strong breeze from South-southeast 13 m/s
12–18 Partly cloudy 0 mm -20 °C Fresh breeze from South-southeast 9 m/s
19–01 Cloudy 0 mm -19 °C Moderate breeze from South-southeast 7 m/s
31.01.2021 01–07 Partly cloudy 0 mm -21 °C Moderate breeze from East 6 m/s
07–13 Partly cloudy 0 mm -20 °C Gentle breeze from East 5 m/s
13–19 Partly cloudy 0 mm -19 °C Gentle breeze from East 5 m/s
19–01 Partly cloudy 0 mm -17 °C Gentle breeze from Northeast 5 m/s
01.02.2021 01–07 Partly cloudy 0 mm -16 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 5 m/s
07–13 Partly cloudy 0 mm -16 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 5 m/s
13–19 Cloudy 0 mm -15 °C Gentle breeze from East 5 m/s
19–01 Cloudy 0 mm -15 °C Gentle breeze from East-southeast 5 m/s
02.02.2021 01–07 Cloudy 0 mm -15 °C Gentle breeze from East-northeast 5 m/s
07–13 Cloudy 0 mm -14 °C Gentle breeze from East 5 m/s
13–19 Cloudy 0 mm -14 °C Gentle breeze from East 4 m/s
19–01 Cloudy 0 mm -14 °C Gentle breeze from East 5 m/s