Svalbard weather averages

Going to Svalbard? Find the best month to visit Svalbard based on the weather.

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Check Svalbard weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Svalbard is expected to be -8°C, while the average maximum temperature in April is -9°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Longyearbyen.

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Svalbard weather averages: best month

Svalbard Best month Averages
Warmest July 7°C
Sunniest May 9 hours per day
Least rain June 8 days
Warmest sea July, August, September, October & November -1°C

Svalbard climate guide

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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 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.

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