August 2008 Weather History in Longyearbyen Svalbard & Jan Mayen

The data for this report comes from the Svalbard Airport, Longyear. See all nearby weather stations

This report shows the past weather for Longyearbyen, providing a weather history for August 2008. It features all historical weather data series we have available, including the Longyearbyen temperature history for August 2008. You can drill down from year to month and even day level reports by clicking on the graphs.

Longyearbyen Temperature History August 2008

Temperature history in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313120°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°FJulSep
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Hourly Temperature in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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Cloud Cover in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
no significant cloudno cloud detectedceiling and visibility ok
The hourly reported cloud coverage, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Observed Weather in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep
foghazedrizzlelight rainmoderate rainheavy rainfreezing rainsleetsnow grainslight snowmoderate snowheavy snowhailthunderstorm
The hourly observed weather, color coded by category (in order of severity). If multiple reports are present, the most severe code is shown.
DayObservationsPrecipitationCodes
Fri, Aug 1 Fog in the VicinityVCFG
Sat, Aug 2 Fog, Patches of FogFG, BCFG
Sun, Aug 3 Fog, Fog in the Vicinity, Light Fog, Mist, Patches of FogFG, VCFG, -FG, BR, BCFG
Mon, Aug 4 Light Drizzle, Fog, Mist, Patches of Fog-DZ, FG, BR, BCFG
Fri, Aug 8 Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SHRASN, -RA, -RADZ, VCSH
Sat, Aug 9 Light Rain-RA
Sun, Aug 10 Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers in the VicinitySN, -RASN, -SNRA, -RA, -RADZ, VCSH
Mon, Aug 11 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Tue, Aug 12 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle-RA, -RADZ
Wed, Aug 13 Snow, Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the VicinitySN, -SN, -RASN, -SHRASN, -RA, -SHRA, VCSH
Thu, Aug 14 Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SHRASN, -SHRA, VCSH
Sun, Aug 17 Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SHRA, VCSH
Mon, Aug 18 Light Rain, Mist, Patches of Fog-RA, BR, BCFG
Thu, Aug 21 Fog in the VicinityVCFG
Fri, Aug 22 Light Rain-RA
Sat, Aug 30 Light Rain-RA
Sun, Aug 31 Light Rain and Snow-RASN

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August 2008 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep12:15 AMAug 2412:15 AMAug 241:46 AM1:46 AM3:27 AM3:27 AM10:18 PMAug 3110:18 PMAug 31
The solar day over the course of August 2008. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in August 2008 in LongyearbyenAug112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep0101020201010202030
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of August 2008. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepAug 112:13 PMAug 112:13 PMAug 309:59 PMAug 309:59 PM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM9:22 PM9:22 PM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Aug 2008IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
0%12:50 PMS228,729 mi
2
1%1:40 PMS231,271 mi
3
6%-12:16 AMNNW5:14 AMNE10:29 PMWNW2:27 PMS234,413 mi
4
12%8:45 AME9:16 PMW-3:12 PMS237,886 mi
5
20%11:48 AMESE7:58 PMSW-3:57 PMS241,397 mi
6
29%4:41 PMS244,664 mi
7
39%5:28 PMS247,447 mi
8
50%6:16 PMS249,560 mi
9
58%7:07 PMS250,886 mi
10
68%8:01 PMS251,377 mi
11
77%8:56 PMS251,056 mi
12
85%9:53 PMS250,010 mi
13
91%10:49 PMS248,372 mi
14
96%11:42 PMS246,312 mi
15
98%--
16
100%12:33 AMS244,004 mi
17
100%10:18 PMSE--1:22 AMS241,616 mi
18
99%-6:05 AMWSW8:57 PME2:08 AMS239,284 mi
19
95%-9:12 AMW7:44 PMENE2:53 AMS237,111 mi
20
89%-12:38 PMNW6:02 PMNNE3:38 AMS235,156 mi
21
81%4:24 AMS233,445 mi
22
71%5:12 AMS231,986 mi
23
60%6:03 AMS230,784 mi
24
50%6:57 AMS229,864 mi
25
36%7:54 AMS229,278 mi
26
25%8:51 AMS229,101 mi
27
15%9:47 AMS229,420 mi
28
8%10:40 AMS230,310 mi
29
3%11:30 AMS231,804 mi
30
0%-9:22 PMNW-12:18 PMS233,878 mi
31
0%5:27 AMENE8:01 PMW-1:03 PMS236,434 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The hourly reported humidity comfort level, categorized by dew point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Wind Speed in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in August 2008 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph10 mph10 mph20 mph20 mph30 mph30 mph40 mph40 mph50 mph50 mph60 mph60 mph70 mph70 mph80 mph80 mphJulSep
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep
0 mph calm 1 mph light air 4 mph light breeze 8 mph gentle breeze 13 mph moderate breeze 18 mph fresh breeze 25 mph strong breeze 31 mph near gale 39 mph gale 47 mph strong gale 55 mph storm 64 mph violent storm 73 mph hurricane force
The hourly reported wind speed, color coded into bands according to the Beaufort scale. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hourly Wind Direction in 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Direction in 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep
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The hourly reported wind direction, color coded by compass point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Atmospheric Pressure in August 2008 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in August 2008 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313129.0 inHg29.0 inHg29.2 inHg29.2 inHg29.4 inHg29.4 inHg29.6 inHg29.6 inHg29.8 inHg29.8 inHg30.0 inHg30.0 inHg30.2 inHg30.2 inHg30.4 inHg30.4 inHgJulSep
The daily range of atmospheric pressure (gray bars), as measured by the altimeter setting reported in e.g. a METAR report.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Svalbard Airport, Longyear page.

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