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

Longyearbyen Temperature History August 2012

Temperature history in August 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313125°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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in August 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepvery coldcold
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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in August 2012 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in August 2012 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
Thu, Aug 2 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RA, -RADZ, -DZ
Fri, Aug 3 Light Drizzle and Rain, Light Rain, Light Drizzle-DZRA, -RA, -DZ
Sat, Aug 4 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Sun, Aug 5 Light Drizzle, Light Intermittent Drizzle, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the Vicinity-DZ, IWC51, IWC50, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Mon, Aug 6 Rain, Light Intermittent Rain, Light RainIWC21, IWC60, -RA, IWC61
Wed, Aug 8 Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle-DZ, REDZ
Thu, Aug 9 Light Rain, Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RA, DZ, -DZ
Fri, Aug 10 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Mist, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -DZ, BR, VCSH
Sat, Aug 11 Rain, Light RainRA, -RA
Mon, Aug 13 Light Drizzle and Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-DZRA, -RA, -RADZ, -DZ, REDZ, VCSH
Thu, Aug 16 Light Rain, Drizzle/Snow Grains, Light Drizzle, Light Intermittent Drizzle, Distant Fog, Fog in the Vicinity, Mist-RA, IWC61, IWC20, -DZ, IWC51, IWC50, IWC40, VCFG, BR, IWC10
Fri, Aug 17 Light Rain-RA
Mon, Aug 20 Showers of Small Hail, Light Rain, Showers in the VicinitySHGS, -RA, VCSH
Tue, Aug 21 Showers in the VicinityVCSH
Wed, Aug 22 Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Thu, Aug 23 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Recent Rain, Light Drizzle and Rain, Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC70, -SN, IWC71, -SHSN, IWC85, RERA, -DZRA, IWC60, -RA, IWC61, IWC51, REDZ, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Fri, Aug 24 Showers in the VicinityVCSH
Sun, Aug 26 Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Mon, Aug 27 Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle-RASN, -RA, -RADZ
Tue, Aug 28 Rain, Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC21, -RA, IWC61, -DZ, IWC51, IWC16, VCSH
Wed, Aug 29 Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, VCSH
Thu, Aug 30 Rain, Recent Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers in the VicinityRA, RERA, -RA, -RADZ, VCSH
Fri, Aug 31 Recent Rain, Light RainRERA, -RA

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August 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 August 2012 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August 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 AMJulSep12:13 AMAug 2412:13 AMAug 241:47 AM1:47 AM3:27 AM3:27 AM10:18 PMAug 3110:18 PMAug 31
The solar day over the course of August 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 August 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in August 2012 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 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 August 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August 2012 in Longyearbyen18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepAug 175:55 PMAug 175:55 PMAug 313:59 PMAug 313:59 PM1:15 AM1:15 AM9:44 PM9:44 PM7:55 PM7:55 PM7:03 AM7:03 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.
Aug 2012IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
98%12:04 AMS230,311 mi
2
100%11:24 PMSSE--1:02 AMS232,359 mi
3
99%-4:28 AMSW10:10 PMESE1:55 AMS234,979 mi
4
96%-7:26 AMWSW9:21 PME2:44 AMS237,983 mi
5
90%-9:57 AMW8:35 PMENE3:30 AMS241,136 mi
6
83%-12:30 PMNW7:41 PMNE4:14 AMS244,185 mi
7
75%-4:01 PMNNW5:46 PMN4:57 AMS246,888 mi
8
65%5:39 AMS249,036 mi
9
50%6:22 AMS250,469 mi
10
46%7:06 AMS251,090 mi
11
36%7:51 AMS250,867 mi
12
27%8:37 AMS249,840 mi
13
19%9:23 AMS248,112 mi
14
12%10:10 AMS245,841 mi
15
6%10:57 AMS243,222 mi
16
2%-11:52 PMN-11:43 AMS240,469 mi
17
0%1:15 AMNNE9:44 PMNW-12:30 PMS237,790 mi
18
1%5:09 AMENE8:47 PMWNW-1:17 PMS235,364 mi
19
4%7:53 AME7:59 PMW-2:05 PMS233,323 mi
20
10%10:37 AMESE7:05 PMSW-2:55 PMS231,741 mi
21
18%2:01 PMSSE5:32 PMSSW-3:47 PMS230,637 mi
22
28%4:43 PMS229,985 mi
23
40%5:42 PMS229,743 mi
24
50%6:44 PMS229,866 mi
25
63%7:48 PMS230,328 mi
26
74%8:52 PMS231,128 mi
27
84%9:53 PMS232,279 mi
28
91%10:51 PMS233,797 mi
29
97%10:43 PMS--11:45 PMS235,682 mi
30
98%-12:47 AMSSW8:49 PMSE--
31
100%-4:26 AMWSW7:55 PMESE12:35 AMS237,896 mi

Humidity Comfort Levels in August 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in August 2012 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

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

Hourly Wind Speed in August 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in August 2012 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 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 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in August 2012 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 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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