Summer 2008 Weather History in Longyearbyen Svalbard & Jan Mayen

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This report shows the past weather for Longyearbyen, providing a weather history for the summer of 2008. It features all historical weather data series we have available, including the Longyearbyen temperature history for the summer of 2008. You can drill down from year to month and even day level reports by clicking on the graphs.

Longyearbyen Temperature History in the Summer of 2008

Temperature history in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°FSpringFall
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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallvery coldfreezing
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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFall
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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFall
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, Jun 1 Light Drizzle-DZ
Mon, Jun 2 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle-RA, -RADZ
Tue, Jun 10 Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-RADZ, -SHRA, VCSH
Wed, Jun 11 Showers of Light Snow, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SHSN, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Sun, Jun 15 Light Snow, Light Drizzle-SN, -DZ
Tue, Jun 17 Light Snow and Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SNRA, VCSH
Sun, Jun 22 Light Small Hail and Rain; Light Rain and Snow; Light Rain, Snow, and Small Hail; Light Small Hail, Rain, and Snow; Light Snow and Rain; Light Rain; Showers in the Vicinity-GSRA, -RASN, -RASNGS, -GSRASN, -SNRA, -RA, VCSH
Mon, Jun 23 Light Rain and Snow, Recent Rain and Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RASN, RERADZ, VCSH
Tue, Jun 24 Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers of Light Rain, Showers of Light Rain and Drizzle-RADZ, -SHRA, -SHRADZ
Wed, Jun 25 Light Rain-RA
Mon, Jun 30 Light Rain-RA
Tue, Jul 1 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -DZ, VCSH
Wed, Jul 2 Light Rain-RA
Thu, Jul 3 Light Rain-RA
Sat, Jul 5 Fog in the Vicinity, Patches of FogVCFG, BCFG
Sun, Jul 6 Light Drizzle-DZ
Mon, Jul 7 Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-DZ, VCSH
Tue, Jul 8 Light Drizzle, Fog in the Vicinity, Patches of Fog-DZ, VCFG, BCFG
Thu, Jul 10 Showers in the VicinityVCSH
Fri, Jul 11 Snow in the Vicinity, Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Showers of Light Snow and Rain, Showers in the VicinityVCSN, -SHRASN, -SHSNRA, VCSH
Sat, Jul 12 Light Rain and Snow, Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-RASN, -SHRASN, -RA, -SHRA, VCSH
Sun, Jul 13 Light Rain-RA
Thu, Jul 17 Showers of Light Rain-SHRA
Fri, Jul 18 Showers of Light Rain-SHRA
Sat, Jul 19 Drizzle in the Vicinity, Light DrizzleVCDZ, -DZ
Sun, Jul 20 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -DZ, VCSH
Mon, Jul 21 Light Rain-RA
Tue, Jul 22 Light Rain-RA
Thu, Jul 24 Fog in the VicinityVCFG
Fri, Jul 25 Fog in the VicinityVCFG
Sun, Jul 27 Light Drizzle, Fog in the Vicinity, Patches of Fog-DZ, VCFG, BCFG
Mon, Jul 28 Light Drizzle, Fog-DZ, FG
Fri, Aug 1 Fog in the VicinityVCFG
Sat, Aug 2 Fog, Patches of FogFG, BCFG
Sun, Aug 3 Fog, Fog in the Vicinity, Light Fog, Mist, Patches of FogFG, VCFG, -FG, BR, BCFG
Mon, Aug 4 Light Drizzle, Fog, Mist, Patches of Fog-DZ, FG, BR, BCFG
Fri, Aug 8 Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SHRASN, -RA, -RADZ, VCSH
Sat, Aug 9 Light Rain-RA
Sun, Aug 10 Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Showers in the VicinitySN, -RASN, -SNRA, -RA, -RADZ, VCSH
Mon, Aug 11 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Tue, Aug 12 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle-RA, -RADZ
Wed, Aug 13 Snow, Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the VicinitySN, -SN, -RASN, -SHRASN, -RA, -SHRA, VCSH
Thu, Aug 14 Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SHRASN, -SHRA, VCSH
Sun, Aug 17 Showers of Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SHRA, VCSH
Mon, Aug 18 Light Rain, Mist, Patches of Fog-RA, BR, BCFG
Thu, Aug 21 Fog in the VicinityVCFG
Fri, Aug 22 Light Rain-RA
Sat, Aug 30 Light Rain-RA
Sun, Aug 31 Light Rain and Snow-RASN

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSpringFall24 hr, 0 minJun 2124 hr, 0 minJun 2118 hr, 51 minAug 3118 hr, 51 minAug 31
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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFall12:15 AMAug 2412:15 AMAug 241:46 AM1:46 AM
The solar day over the course of the Summer of 2008. 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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 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 AMSpringFall102030010102030
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth in the the summer of 2008. 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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallMay 52:19 PMMay 52:19 PMJun 39:23 PMJun 39:23 PMJul 34:19 AMJul 34:19 AMAug 112:13 PMAug 112:13 PMAug 309:59 PMAug 309:59 PMSep 1511:14 AMSep 1511:14 AMSep 2910:13 AMSep 2910:13 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM9:22 PM9:22 PM7:40 PM7:40 PM6:10 AM6:10 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.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFall
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 the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug0 mph0 mph20 mph20 mph40 mph40 mph60 mph60 mph80 mph80 mph100 mph100 mph120 mph120 mph140 mph140 mphSpringFall
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFall
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 2008 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Direction in 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFall
calmnortheastsouthwest
The hourly reported wind direction, color coded by compass point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Atmospheric Pressure in the Summer of 2008 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in the Summer of 2008 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug29.0 inHg29.0 inHg29.5 inHg29.5 inHg30.0 inHg30.0 inHg30.5 inHg30.5 inHgSpringFall
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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