Svalbard weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Svalbard weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Svalbard is expected to be -8°C, while the average maximum temperature in April is -9°C. The weather guide for Svalbard shown below is for Longyearbyen. Read more about the weather in Svalbard.

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Svalbard weather averages

Check Svalbard weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in Svalbard is July with an average maximum temperature of 7°C. The sunniest month is May with on average 9 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is June with 8 days. The sea is at its warmest in Svalbard in July, August, September, October and November with an average sea temperature of -1°C. The Svalbard weather averages shown below are for Longyearbyen.

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Svalbard weather today

Here is the weather in Svalbard today, Tuesday 25th April 2017. Expect broken clouds in Svalbard with a maximum temperature of -8°C and 10 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 cm of snow expected and little or no wind of 5 kph from the north. The weather forecast shown below is for Longyearbyen.

  • -8
    °C maximum temperature
  • -11
    °C minimum temperature
  • broken clouds
  • 10
    hours of sunshine
  • 0
    cm of snow expected
  • -11
    °C wind chill
  • 5
    kph wind from N

5-day weather forecast

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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Svalbard weather overview

The Svalbard archipelago has an Arctic climate with freezing winters and short summers.

What to pack for Svalbard weather

Take very warm clothing if travelling to Svalbard.

Tropical storm risk: Svalbard hurricane season

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The Svalbard tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

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Svalbard holiday weather averages by month

Check Svalbard holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Svalbard weather with the USA

Below the Svalbard weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Svalbard (Longyearbyen) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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