October 2012 Weather History in Longyearbyen Svalbard & Jan Mayen

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

Longyearbyen Temperature History October 2012

Temperature history in October 2012 in Longyearbyen181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303131-5°F-5°F0°F0°F5°F5°F10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°FSepNov
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 October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovfreezingfrigidvery 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 October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSepNov
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 October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Snow Depth in October 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inSepNov
The daily measured snow depth, where available.

Observed Weather in October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSepNov
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
Tue, Oct 2 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC70, -SN, IWC71, IWC16, VCSH
Thu, Oct 4 Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC16, VCSH
Fri, Oct 5 Snow, Light Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light Rain, Freezing Fog, Sky-Obscuring Fog, Sky-Obscuring Freezing FogSN, IWC73, -SN, IWC71, -SNRA, IWC61, FZFG, IWC45, IWC49
Tue, Oct 9 Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Recent Drizzle-RASN, -RA, REDZ
Wed, Oct 10 Light Rain, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, IWC61, IWC16, VCSH
Thu, Oct 11 Light Snow, Light Drizzle and Snow, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -DZSN, -DZ, VCSH
Sat, Oct 13 Light Snow, Light Snow Grains, Light Rain and Snow, Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -SG, -RASN, RA, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Sun, Oct 14 Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light DrizzleIWC60, IWC61, -RA, -RADZ, -DZ, IWC51
Mon, Oct 15 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Tue, Oct 16 Light Snow-SN
Wed, Oct 17 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Thu, Oct 18 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Sat, Oct 20 Light Snow-SN, IWC71
Sun, Oct 21 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -RASN, -SNRA, VCSH
Mon, Oct 22 Snow, Light SnowSN, -SN
Tue, Oct 23 Light Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, DRSN
Wed, Oct 24 Showers of Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting Snow-SHSN, VCSH, DRSN
Sat, Oct 27 Light Snow-SN
Wed, Oct 31 Light Snow-SN

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October 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 and Daylight Saving Time in October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October 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 AMSepNov11:48 AM11:48 AMOct 251:32 PMOct 251:32 PM7:35 AM7:35 AMOct 15:55 PMOct 15:55 PM8:53 AM8:53 AMOct 114:32 PMOct 114:32 PM
The solar day over the course of October 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in October 2012 in LongyearbyenOct112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 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 AMSepNov000
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of October 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 October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSepNovSep 305:19 AMSep 305:19 AMOct 152:03 PMOct 152:03 PMOct 298:50 PMOct 298:50 PM4:55 PM4:55 PM9:17 AM9:17 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.
Oct 2012IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
99%1:29 AMS247,380 mi
2
97%2:12 AMS249,137 mi
3
92%2:56 AMS250,541 mi
4
86%3:40 AMS251,456 mi
5
79%4:25 AMS251,754 mi
6
70%5:10 AMS251,328 mi
7
61%5:56 AMS250,113 mi
8
50%6:41 AMS248,101 mi
9
41%7:27 AMS245,353 mi
10
31%-7:34 PMNNW10:27 PMNNE8:12 AMS242,006 mi
11
22%-5:59 PMNW-8:57 AMS238,272 mi
12
13%1:47 AMENE5:06 PMWNW-9:44 AMS234,428 mi
13
6%4:30 AME4:19 PMW-10:32 AMS230,798 mi
14
2%7:17 AMESE3:25 PMSW-11:24 AMS227,713 mi
15
0%11:01 AMSSE1:37 PMSSW-12:19 PMS225,472 mi
16
1%1:19 PMS224,282 mi
17
6%2:23 PMS224,225 mi
18
13%3:29 PMS225,242 mi
19
23%4:36 PMS227,147 mi
20
34%5:40 PMS229,679 mi
21
45%6:40 PMS232,562 mi
22
50%7:36 PMS235,551 mi
23
67%5:59 PMSSE10:57 PMSW-8:27 PMS238,466 mi
24
77%4:50 PMESE--9:15 PMS241,189 mi
25
85%-1:46 AMWSW4:04 PME10:00 PMS243,660 mi
26
92%-4:12 AMW3:21 PMENE10:43 PMS245,854 mi
27
96%-6:37 AMWNW2:33 PMNE11:26 PMS247,765 mi
28
99%-8:31 AMNNW12:13 PMNNE11:09 PMS249,386 mi
29
100%11:52 PMS250,698 mi
30
100%--
31
99%12:36 AMS251,660 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSepNov
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 October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in October 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph10 mph10 mph20 mph20 mph30 mph30 mph40 mph40 mph50 mph50 mphSepNov
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSepNov
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 AMSepNov
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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 October 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in October 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313129.0 inHg29.0 inHg29.5 inHg29.5 inHg30.0 inHg30.0 inHg30.5 inHg30.5 inHgSepNov
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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