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When is the best time to visit Svalbard?
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The weather guide for Svalbard, represented by Longyearbyen, (Longyearbyen) 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.
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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.
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.
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