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

Longyearbyen Temperature History March 2012

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

Hourly Temperature in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprfrigidfreezingvery 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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMFebApr
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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

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

Observed Weather in March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMFebApr
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
Sat, Mar 3 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Sun, Mar 4 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Freezing Rain, Light Freezing Drizzle, Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -RASN, FZRA, -FZDZ, -RA, -DZ, VCSH
Mon, Mar 5 Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow and Rain-SN, -SHSN, -SHSNRA
Tue, Mar 6 Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Showers of Light Snow and Rain-SN, -SHSN, -SNRA, -SHSNRA
Wed, Mar 7 Light Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, DRSN
Thu, Mar 8 Light Snow, Blowing Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, BLSN, DRSN
Fri, Mar 9 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Sat, Mar 10 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Sun, Mar 11 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Mon, Mar 12 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Tue, Mar 13 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Wed, Mar 14 Showers of Snow, Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Showers in the VicinitySHSN, -SN, -SHSN, VCSH
Thu, Mar 15 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Blowing Snow, Drifting Snow, High Drifting Snow, Low Drifting SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71, BLSN, DRSN, IWC38, IWC36
Fri, Mar 16 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting Snow-SN, VCSH, DRSN
Sat, Mar 17 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Sun, Mar 18 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC70, -SN, IWC71, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Tue, Mar 20 Light Snow-SN
Wed, Mar 21 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Thu, Mar 22 Light Snow-SN
Fri, Mar 23 Snow, Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinitySN, IWC73, -SN, IWC71, -SHSN, IWC85, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Sat, Mar 24 Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, IWC71, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Sun, Mar 25 Increasing FogIWC46
Tue, Mar 27 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Wed, Mar 28 Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting SnowVCSH, DRSN

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March 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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

The solar day over the course of March 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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in March 2012 in LongyearbyenMar112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 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 AMFebApr000010
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of March 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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMFebAprMar 810:40 AMMar 810:40 AMMar 223:38 PMMar 223:38 PMApr 69:19 PMApr 69:19 PM3:56 PM3:56 PM6:12 AM6:12 AM4:37 AM4:37 AM8:04 PM8:04 PM11:23 PM11:23 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.
Mar 2012IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
50%6:29 PMS247,768 mi
2
66%7:17 PMS244,961 mi
3
76%8:05 PMS241,604 mi
4
85%8:53 PMS237,936 mi
5
92%9:41 PMS234,253 mi
6
97%-8:43 AMNNW12:29 PMNNE10:30 PMS230,873 mi
7
100%-7:10 AMWNW3:56 PMENE11:19 PMS228,103 mi
8
100%-6:12 AMW6:51 PME--
9
100%-5:17 AMWSW10:02 PMSE12:11 AMS226,185 mi
10
96%-4:04 AMSW-1:05 AMS225,264 mi
11
90%2:02 AMS225,363 mi
12
82%3:03 AMS226,387 mi
13
72%4:06 AMS228,151 mi
14
60%5:11 AMS230,428 mi
15
50%6:14 AMS232,986 mi
16
37%7:15 AMS235,636 mi
17
27%8:12 AMS238,240 mi
18
18%9:04 AMS240,719 mi
19
10%7:26 AMSSE12:21 PMSW-9:53 AMS243,034 mi
20
5%6:13 AMESE3:11 PMWSW-10:38 AMS245,167 mi
21
1%5:23 AME5:37 PMW-11:22 AMS247,104 mi
22
0%4:37 AMENE8:04 PMWNW-12:04 PMS248,817 mi
23
1%3:45 AMNE11:10 PMNNW-12:46 PMS250,257 mi
24
3%2:11 AMNNE--1:27 PMS251,350 mi
25
6%4:00 AMNNE251,768 mi
26
14%3:53 PMS252,108 mi
27
21%4:38 PMS251,572 mi
28
30%5:24 PMS250,319 mi
29
39%6:10 PMS248,317 mi
30
50%6:57 PMS245,591 mi
31
59%7:43 PMS242,239 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMFebApr
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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in March 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph10 mph10 mph20 mph20 mph30 mph30 mph40 mph40 mph50 mph50 mph60 mph60 mphFebApr
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMFebApr
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 AMFebApr
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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 March 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in March 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313128.8 inHg28.8 inHg29.0 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 inHgFebApr
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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