Svalbard climate guide

Temperature in Svalbard (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
-13°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-13
-13°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-13
-13°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-13
-9°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-9
-3°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-3
3°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)3
7°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)7
6°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)6
1°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)1
-4°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-4
-8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-8
-11°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-11
Min temperature (night-time)
-20°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-20
-21°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-21
-20°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-20
-16°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-16
-7°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-7
-1°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-1
3°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)3
2°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)2
-3°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-3
-9°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-9
-14°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-14
-18°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-18
Sea temperature
-2°C sea temperature in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2
-2°C sea temperature in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2
-2°C sea temperature in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2
-2°C sea temperature in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2
-2°C sea temperature in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2
-2°C sea temperature in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2
-1°C sea temperature in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-1
-1°C sea temperature in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-1
-1°C sea temperature in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-1
-1°C sea temperature in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-1
-1°C sea temperature in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-1
-2°C sea temperature in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)-2

Sunshine & Daylight in Svalbard

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
0 hours of daylight per day in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
2 hours of daylight per day in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)2
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)12
21 hours of daylight per day in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)21
24 hours of daylight per day in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)24
24 hours of daylight per day in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)24
24 hours of daylight per day in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)24
23 hours of daylight per day in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)23
14 hours of daylight per day in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)14
5 hours of daylight per day in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)5
0 hours of daylight per day in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
0 hours of daylight per day in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0

Rainfall in Svalbard

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
13 days with some rainfall in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)13
13 days with some rainfall in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)13
14 days with some rainfall in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)14
11 days with some rainfall in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)11
9 days with some rainfall in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)9
8 days with some rainfall in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)8
11 days with some rainfall in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)11
13 days with some rainfall in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)13
12 days with some rainfall in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)12
13 days with some rainfall in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)13
13 days with some rainfall in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)13
12 days with some rainfall in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)12
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
22 mm monthly rainfall in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)22
28 mm monthly rainfall in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)28
29 mm monthly rainfall in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)29
16 mm monthly rainfall in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)16
13 mm monthly rainfall in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)13
18 mm monthly rainfall in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)18
24 mm monthly rainfall in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)24
30 mm monthly rainfall in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)30
25 mm monthly rainfall in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)25
19 mm monthly rainfall in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)19
22 mm monthly rainfall in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)22
25 mm monthly rainfall in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)25

More climate for Svalbard

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
No UV (maximum) index in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No UV (maximum) index in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No UV (maximum) index in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)1
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)2
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)2
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)2
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)1
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)1
No UV (maximum) index in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No UV (maximum) index in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No UV (maximum) index in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in February in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in March in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in April in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in May in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in June in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in July in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in August in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in September in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in October in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in November in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0
No heat & humidity in December in Svalbard (Longyearbyen)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Svalbard shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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