Best Time To Visit Longyearbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen

Best Time To Go To Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen has an arctic type of climate, however the area is warm and wet due to the influence of the North Atlantic Current.

  • Summer: June – September: Average summer temperatures hover around 5 °C during the day, dipping to about 1 °C or lower at night.
  • Winter: October – May: Winter temperatures are below freezing at around -13 °C with temperatures at night dipping to -17 °C.

The town experiences polar night from 27 October to 14 February and midnight sun from 19 April through 23 August. Naturally, summer is the best time to visit.

Climate in Longyearbyen

Know weather for your travel dates:

23-Jun-2018
Today 23 Jun

42

40

Overcast throughout the day.

Wind:1.69 m/s

Humidity:64%

Precipitation:0.13%

  • Sun 24 Jun
    43 | 41

    Foggy until afternoon.

  • Mon 25 Jun
    46 | 39

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Tue 26 Jun
    44 | 39

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 27 Jun
    44 | 40

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Thu 28 Jun
    41 | 40

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 29 Jun
    43 | 40

    Foggy in the morning.

Month wise Weather in Longyearbyen

Average Temperature in Longyearbyen by month

  • 40℉
  • 30℉
  • 20℉
  • 10℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 14℉

Minimum temperature: -4℉

Maximum temperature: 34℉

Feb

Average temperature: 20℉

Minimum temperature: -4℉

Maximum temperature: 39℉

Mar

Average temperature: 11℉

Minimum temperature: -9℉

Maximum temperature: 34℉

Apr

Average temperature: 18℉

Minimum temperature: -2℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

May

Average temperature: 25℉

Minimum temperature: 12℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Jun

Average temperature: 39℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Jul

Average temperature: 43℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Aug

Average temperature: 42℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 50℉

Sep

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Oct

Average temperature: 33℉

Minimum temperature: 23℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Nov

Average temperature: 26℉

Minimum temperature: 12℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

Dec

Average temperature: 22℉

Minimum temperature: 3℉

Maximum temperature: 39℉

Highest temperature in Longyearbyen is recorded as 53.6℉ in July and September.

Lowest temperature in Longyearbyen is recorded as -9.4℉ in March.

Average Rain in Longyearbyen by Month (in mm)

  • 10
  • 7.5
  • 5
  • 2.5 0
Jan

Average Rain: 0.6 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 12.37 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 1.83 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 26.33 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 0.4 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 0.67 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 20.12 mm

May

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 1.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 38.71 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Longyearbyen is 38.71 mm in December.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Longyearbyen are May, June, July, August, September, October and November.

Average Humidity in Longyearbyen by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Feb

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Mar

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

May

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 48%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Jun

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jul

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Aug

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Sep

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Oct

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Nov

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Dec

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Most humid month in Longyearbyen is September.

Least humid month in Longyearbyen is May.

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