Longyearbyen weather in May 2025

Expect -3°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 9 hours of sunshine per day in Longyearbyen in May. Check more long-term weather averages for Longyearbyen in May before you book your next holiday to Svalbard in 2025/2026.

  • -3°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Longyearbyen-3
    -3°C max day temperature
  • 9 hours of sunshine per day
  • 9 days with some rainfall in May in Longyearbyen9
    9 days with some rainfall
  • -7°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Longyearbyen-7
    -7°C min night temperature
  • 24 hours of daylight per day in May in Longyearbyen24
    24 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Longyearbyen0
    No heat & humidity
  • 13 mm monthly rainfall in May in Longyearbyen13
    13 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in May in Longyearbyen2
    2 (Low) UV index
  • -2°C sea temperature in May in Longyearbyen-2
    -2°C sea temperature

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The May weather guide for Svalbard, represented by Longyearbyen, (Longyearbyen) shows long term 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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How cold is it in Longyearbyen in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach -3°C in Longyearbyen in May, falling to -7°C at night.

How sunny is it in Longyearbyen in May?

There are normally 9 hours of bright sunshine each day in Longyearbyen in May - that's 36% of daylight hours.

Is the sea cold around Longyearbyen in May?

The average sea temperature around Longyearbyen in May is -2°C.

Does it rain in Longyearbyen in May?

There are usually 9 days with some rain in Longyearbyen in May and the average monthly rainfall is 13mm. Rain may fall as snow in this month.

Longyearbyen May sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for Longyearbyen in May 2025. Select a month to view Longyearbyen sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Thursday, 1st May 2025 Daylight all day
Friday, 16th May 2025 Daylight all day
Saturday, 31st May 2025 Daylight all day

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