Best Time To Visit 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.

10-Dec-2018
Today 10 Dec

20

5

Light snow (< 1 cm.) starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

Wind:3.02 m/s

Humidity:63%

Precipitation:0.04%

  • Tue 11 Dec
    21 | 20

    Snow (3–7 cm.) until afternoon, starting again overnight.

  • Wed 12 Dec
    29 | 30

    Mixed precipitation (2–5 cm. of snow) starting in the evening and windy overnight.

  • Thu 13 Dec
    36 | 26

    Windy until evening and overcast throughout the day.

  • Fri 14 Dec
    30 | 27

    Snow (1–2 cm.) starting in the evening and windy overnight.

  • Sat 15 Dec
    37 | 9

    Windy until afternoon and snow (2–6 cm.) in the afternoon and evening.

  • Sun 16 Dec
    11 | -5

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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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.

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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.

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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.