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The weather guide for Svalbard shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

Which is the warmest month in Svalbard?

The warmest time of year in Longyearbyen, Svalbard is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 7°C.

Which month has the most rain in Svalbard?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Longyearbyen, Svalbard with 30mm on average. There are normally 13 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Svalbard?

The sunniest time of year in Longyearbyen, Svalbard is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 37% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Svalbard?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Longyearbyen, Svalbard in October when the water temperature reaches -1°C.

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.

Compare Svalbard weather with the USA

Below the Svalbard weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Svalbard (Longyearbyen) and the USA (Washington).

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Svalbard (Longyearbyen)
USA (Washington)

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