January 2012 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 January 2012. It features all historical weather data series we have available, including the Longyearbyen temperature history for January 2012. You can drill down from year to month and even day level reports by clicking on the graphs.

Longyearbyen Temperature History January 2012

Temperature history in January 2012 in Longyearbyen181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303131-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°FDecFeb
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 January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebfrigidfreezingvery 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.
Map
Marker
© OpenStreetMap contributors

Compare Longyearbyen to another city:

Map

Cloud Cover in January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb
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.

Snow Depth in January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Snow Depth in January 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inDecFeb
The daily measured snow depth, where available.

Observed Weather in January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb
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
Sun, Jan 1 Light Snow-SN
Mon, Jan 2 Light Snow-SN
Tue, Jan 3 Light Snow-SN
Wed, Jan 4 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Thu, Jan 5 Light Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, DRSN
Wed, Jan 11 Light Snow-SN
Thu, Jan 12 Light Snow-SN, IWC71
Fri, Jan 13 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Sat, Jan 14 Light Snow, Blowing Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, BLSN, DRSN
Sun, Jan 15 Snow, Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Recent Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity, Blowing SnowSN, -SN, -RASN, -SNRA, RERASN, -RA, VCSH, BLSN
Mon, Jan 16 Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Blowing Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, -SHSN, BLSN, DRSN
Tue, Jan 17 Light Snow, Light Snow Grains, Light Freezing Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -SG, -FZDZ, VCSH
Wed, Jan 18 Light Snow and Rain-SNRA
Thu, Jan 19 Partial FogPRFG
Fri, Jan 20 Light Snow-SN
Thu, Jan 26 Recent Snow, Light Snow, Blowing Snow, Drifting Snow, Light Blowing SnowRESN, -SN, BLSN, DRSN, -BLSN
Fri, Jan 27 Light Snow and Rain, Light Rain-SNRA, -RA
Sat, Jan 28 Recent Showers of Snow, Showers of Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Recent Showers, Blowing Snow, Drifting SnowRESHSN, SHSN, -SHSN, RESH, BLSN, DRSN
Sun, Jan 29 Showers of Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Blowing Snow, Drifting Snow-SHSN, -RASN, -RA, BLSN, DRSN
Mon, Jan 30 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle-RA, -RADZ
Tue, Jan 31 Snow, Light Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light Rain, Showers in the VicinitySN, -SN, -SNRA, -RA, VCSH

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January 2012 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 January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 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 AMDecFeb
The solar day over the course of January 2012. 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 January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January 2012 in LongyearbyenJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 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 AMDecFeb
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of January 2012. 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 January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebJan 98:31 AMJan 98:31 AMFeb 710:55 PMFeb 710:55 PM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM
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.
Jan 2012IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
50%-2:13 AMNW8:41 AMNE6:17 PMS250,882 mi
2
64%6:58 PMS251,389 mi
3
73%7:41 PMS251,060 mi
4
81%8:25 PMS249,973 mi
5
88%9:11 PMS248,261 mi
6
94%9:59 PMS246,096 mi
7
98%10:48 PMS243,671 mi
8
100%11:37 PMS241,176 mi
9
100%--
10
99%12:25 AMS238,778 mi
11
97%-12:36 PMNNW3:39 PMNNE1:13 AMS236,603 mi
12
92%-10:51 AMNW7:11 PMENE2:01 AMS234,724 mi
13
84%-9:53 AMW10:00 PME2:48 AMS233,167 mi
14
75%-8:59 AMWSW-3:37 AMS231,923 mi
15
64%12:56 AMSE7:53 AMSW-4:27 AMS230,970 mi
16
50%5:20 AMS230,295 mi
17
41%6:17 AMS229,911 mi
18
29%7:17 AMS229,862 mi
19
19%8:21 AMS230,217 mi
20
11%9:26 AMS231,053 mi
21
4%10:29 AMS232,422 mi
22
1%11:30 AMS234,326 mi
23
0%12:26 PMS236,700 mi
24
2%11:41 AMSSE2:54 PMSSW-1:17 PMS239,410 mi
25
6%10:02 AMSE6:12 PMWSW-2:04 PMS242,266 mi
26
11%9:07 AME8:45 PMW-2:48 PMS245,047 mi
27
19%8:19 AMENE11:13 PMWNW-3:31 PMS247,525 mi
28
27%7:27 AMNE--4:12 PMS249,489 mi
29
36%-2:09 AMNNW6:03 AMNNE4:53 PMS250,766 mi
30
46%5:36 PMS251,234 mi
31
50%6:19 PMS250,838 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb
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 January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in January 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph20 mph20 mph40 mph40 mph60 mph60 mph80 mph80 mph100 mph100 mphDecFeb
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb
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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Direction in 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb
calmnortheastsouthwest
The hourly reported wind direction, color coded by compass point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Atmospheric Pressure in January 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in January 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313128.5 inHg28.5 inHg29.0 inHg29.0 inHg29.5 inHg29.5 inHg30.0 inHg30.0 inHg30.5 inHg30.5 inHgDecFeb
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.

See all nearby weather stations

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

Please review our full terms contained on our Terms of Service page.