Best time to visit Longyearbyen

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When is the best time to visit Longyearbyen?

The best time to visit Longyearbyen is May based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • -13°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Longyearbyen-13
    Jan
  • -13°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Longyearbyen-13
    Feb
  • -13°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Longyearbyen-13
    Mar
  • -9°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Longyearbyen-9
    Apr
  • -3°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Longyearbyen-3
    May
  • 3°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Longyearbyen3
    Jun
  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Longyearbyen7
    Jul
  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Longyearbyen6
    Aug
  • 1°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Longyearbyen1
    Sep
  • -4°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Longyearbyen-4
    Oct
  • -8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Longyearbyen-8
    Nov
  • -11°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Longyearbyen-11
    Dec

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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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Which is the warmest month in Longyearbyen?

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

Which month has the most rain in Longyearbyen?

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

When is it sunniest in Longyearbyen?

The sunniest time of year in Longyearbyen 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 Longyearbyen?

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

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