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

Longyearbyen Temperature History May 2012

Temperature history in May 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031315°F5°F10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°FAprJun
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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in May 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunfreezingvery 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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in May 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMAprJun
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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Snow Depth in May 2012 in Longyearbyen1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inAprJun
The daily measured snow depth, where available.

Observed Weather in May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in May 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMAprJun
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, May 1 Snow, Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinitySN, IWC73, IWC70, -SN, IWC71, IWC16, VCSH
Wed, May 2 Light Snow-SN
Thu, May 3 Light Snow-SN, IWC71
Fri, May 4 Light Snow-SN, IWC71
Sun, May 6 Snow, Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC22, -SN, IWC71, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Tue, May 8 Drifting Snow, Low Drifting SnowDRSN, IWC36
Thu, May 10 Showers in the VicinityVCSH
Fri, May 11 Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting SnowVCSH, DRSN
Sat, May 12 Snow, Light Snow, Showers in the VicinitySN, -SN, VCSH
Sun, May 13 Drifting SnowDRSN
Mon, May 14 Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting Snow, Low Drifting Snow-SN, IWC71, IWC16, VCSH, DRSN, IWC36
Tue, May 15 Drifting Snow, Low Drifting SnowDRSN, IWC36
Sat, May 19 Light Snow-SN
Sun, May 20 Light Snow-SN
Tue, May 22 Light Snow, Light Snow Grains-SN, -SG
Wed, May 23 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Recent Rain, Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC70, -SN, IWC71, -RASN, IWC68, RERA, IWC60, IWC61, -RA, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Thu, May 24 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Sat, May 26 Snow, Light SnowSN, -SN
Sun, May 27 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Mon, May 28 Showers in the VicinityVCSH
Tue, May 29 Showers in the VicinityVCSH
Wed, May 30 Showers in the VicinityVCSH

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May 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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May 2012 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 AMAprJun
The solar day over the course of May 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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in May 2012 in LongyearbyenMay112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 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 AMAprJun101020203010202030
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of May 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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunMay 211:48 AMMay 211:48 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.
May 2012IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
75%-4:26 AMWNW1:26 PMENE8:44 PMS231,635 mi
2
84%-3:33 AMW4:13 PME9:33 PMS227,966 mi
3
92%-2:41 AMWSW7:18 PMSE10:26 PMS224,895 mi
4
98%-1:31 AMSW-11:24 PMS222,761 mi
5
99%--
6
100%12:27 AMS221,829 mi
7
99%1:34 AMS222,227 mi
8
95%2:44 AMS223,914 mi
9
88%3:51 AMS226,677 mi
10
79%4:55 AMS230,190 mi
11
68%5:53 AMS234,085 mi
12
50%6:46 AMS238,021 mi
13
47%4:12 AMSE11:01 AMSW-7:34 AMS241,718 mi
14
36%3:14 AMESE1:35 PMW-8:19 AMS244,980 mi
15
27%2:28 AME3:57 PMWNW-9:02 AMS247,685 mi
16
19%1:42 AMENE6:28 PMNW-9:43 AMS249,780 mi
17
12%12:44 AMNE--10:25 AMS251,263 mi
18
6%11:06 AMS252,166 mi
19
2%11:49 AMS252,538 mi
20
0%12:33 PMS252,429 mi
21
0%1:18 PMS251,878 mi
22
2%2:04 PMS250,908 mi
23
6%2:50 PMS249,524 mi
24
11%3:37 PMS247,718 mi
25
19%4:22 PMS245,485 mi
26
27%5:07 PMS242,833 mi
27
37%-4:52 AMNNW7:02 AMNNE5:53 PMS239,804 mi
28
50%-3:00 AMNW10:36 AMENE6:38 PMS236,488 mi
29
60%-2:04 AMWNW1:18 PME7:25 PMS233,038 mi
30
71%-1:15 AMW4:04 PMESE8:15 PMS229,675 mi
31
81%-12:19 AMSW7:46 PMSSE10:30 PMSSW9:08 PMS226,678 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in May 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMAprJun
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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

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

Hourly Wind Speed in May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in May 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMAprJun
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 AMAprJun
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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 May 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in May 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 inHg30.4 inHg30.4 inHgAprJun
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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