Best time to visit, weather and climate Svalbard

Best time to visit Svalbard

The best time to visit Svalbard is from june until september, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Svalbard is 3°C in july and the lowest is -12°C in march. The weather and climate of Svalbard is suitable for a winter sports.

The average climate figure for Svalbard is an 5,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Svalbard has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Svalbard or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Svalbard per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-9°C -10°C -12°C -8°C -2°C 1°C 3°C 3°C 1°C -3°C -7°C -8°C
27
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20
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20
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11
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18
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12
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18
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24
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Climate Svalbard

Svalbard has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Svalbard is -4° degrees and there is about 255 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 178 days a year with an average humidity of 90% and an UV-index of 2.


Climate Svalbard

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -9°C -10°C -12°C -8°C -2°C 1°C 3°C 3°C 1°C -3°C -7°C -8°C
Night -14°C -16°C -18°C -15°C -7°C -2°C 1°C 0°C -3°C -8°C -12°C -14°C
Precip 27
mm
20
mm
20
mm
11
mm
18
mm
12
mm
18
mm
20
mm
24
mm
30
mm
27
mm
27
mm
Rain
days
4 4 6 7 6 7 12 10 12 10 6 4
Snow
days
15 15 14 13 16 8 1 2 5 12 14 15
Dry
days
12 9 11 10 9 15 18 19 13 9 10 12
Sun hours
per day
0 1 5 5 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 0
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1
 


Climate Svalbard january

On average, it is maximum -9° in january in Svalbard and at least around -14° degrees. In january there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in january.

Climate Svalbard february

On average, it is maximum -10° in february in Svalbard and at least around -16° degrees. In february there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in february.

Climate Svalbard march

On average, it is maximum -12° in march in Svalbard and at least around -18° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 14 days in march.

Climate Svalbard april

On average, it is maximum -8° in april in Svalbard and at least around -15° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 13 days in april.

Climate Svalbard may

On average, it is maximum -2° in may in Svalbard and at least around -7° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 16 days in may.

Climate Svalbard june

On average, it is maximum 1° in june in Svalbard and at least around -2° degrees. In june there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 8 days in june.

Climate Svalbard july

On average, it is maximum 3° in july in Svalbard and at least around 1° degrees. In july there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 1 day in july.

Climate Svalbard august

On average, it is maximum 3° in august in Svalbard and at least around 0° degrees. In august there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 2 days in august.

Climate Svalbard september

On average, it is maximum 1° in september in Svalbard and at least around -3° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 5 days in september.

Climate Svalbard october

On average, it is maximum -3° in october in Svalbard and at least around -8° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 12 days in october.

Climate Svalbard november

On average, it is maximum -7° in november in Svalbard and at least around -12° degrees. In november there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 14 days in november.

Climate Svalbard december

On average, it is maximum -8° in december in Svalbard and at least around -14° degrees. In december there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Svalbard and on average, it snows 15 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Svalbard

The weather for Longyearbyen in Svalbard will be 1° till -5° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Svalbard is based on the weather in Longyearbyen.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Th
1 Oct
Natte sneeuw 1°C -2°C 1.3 mm 75% 0.9 cm 1m/s 1
Fr
2 Oct
Bewolkt -1°C -3°C 0.1 mm 10% 0 cm 2m/s 1
Sa
3 Oct
Bewolkt 2°C -2°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 3m/s 2
Su
4 Oct
Bewolkt 3°C 2°C 0.4 mm 30% 0 cm 3m/s 1
Mo
5 Oct
Bewolkt 2°C 2°C 0.1 mm 10% 0 cm 1m/s 1
Tu
6 Oct
Bewolkt 2°C 1°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 1m/s 1
We
7 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 1°C 0°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 2m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Th
8 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 1°C -4°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 4m/s 1
Fr
9 Oct
Natte sneeuw -3°C -5°C 0.2 mm 25% 0.1 cm 5m/s 2
Sa
10 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt -4°C -7°C 0.1 mm 10% 0 cm 3m/s 0
Su
11 Oct
Helder -6°C -7°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 3m/s 0
Mo
12 Oct
Helder -5°C -7°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 4m/s 0
Tu
13 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt -5°C -7°C 0.1 mm 20% 0 cm 3m/s 0
We
14 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt -7°C -8°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 3m/s 0

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About Svalbard

Svalbard is in the continental part Europe and the capital is Longyearbyen. The total surface is 62.049 km² with 124 km of coastline and the population consists of 2.165 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 8x bigger than Singapore. If you want to call Svalbard you have to use +47 or 0047 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +475012457809 or 00475012457809.

Svalbard is in a straight line at 9.632 km distance from Singapore. From Changi Airport Singapore the flight time is about 13 hours20.

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Time difference Svalbard

In Svalbard it is now 20:27 o’clock in the evening on wednesday 30 september 2020. That is 6 hour earlier than in Singapore. The time zone of Svalbard is Arctic/Longyearbyen and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Person and travel related vaccinations

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