Climate of Svalbard
Svalbard has a tundra climate. 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 averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between -12°C and 3°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between -18°C and 1°C
- Rain: it rains 88 days and there is a total of approximately 254 mm rainfall
- Snow: it snows an average of 130 days per year
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 643 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between -12°C and 3°C|
|Warmest month:||3°C in July|
|Coldest month:||-12°C in March|
|Night temperature:||between -18°C and 1°C|
|Dry days:||147 days|
|Days with rain:||88 days|
|Days with snow:||130 days|
|Total rain sum:||254 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||643 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Svalbard.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Svalbard.
Climate table of Svalbard
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Svalbard. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Svalbard might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||-9||-10||-12||-8||-2||1||3||3||1||-3||-7||-8|
|Night temp. (°C)||-14||-16||-18||-15||-7||-2||1||0||-3||-8||-12||-14|
|Days with rain||4||4||6||7||6||7||12||10||12||10||6||4|
|Days with snow||15||15||14||13||16||8||1||2||5||12||14||15|
|Sun hours per day||0||1||5||5||0||0||0||2||6||2||0||0|
|Wind force (Bft)||3||3||3||2||2||2||2||2||2||3||3||3|
Best time to visit Svalbard
To go to Svalbard, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a very cold temperature and almost no precipitation. In Svalbard, July is the warmest month with 3°C and the most cold month is -12°C in March.
Climate of Svalbard by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Svalbard? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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