Summer 2012 Weather History in Longyearbyen Svalbard & Jan Mayen

The data for this report comes from the Svalbard Airport, Longyear. See all nearby weather stations

This report shows the past weather for Longyearbyen, providing a weather history for the summer of 2012. It features all historical weather data series we have available, including the Longyearbyen temperature history for the summer of 2012. 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 2012

Temperature history in the Summer of 2012 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in the Summer of 2012 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallfreezingvery 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 the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in the Summer of 2012 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.

Snow Depth in the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Snow Depth in the Summer of 2012 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inSpringFall
The daily measured snow depth, where available.

Observed Weather in the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in the Summer of 2012 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
Sat, Jun 2 Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Light Intermittent Drizzle, Recent DrizzleIWC60, -RA, IWC61, DZ, IWC53, -DZ, IWC51, IWC50, REDZ
Thu, Jun 14 Light Rain and Snow, Recent Rain, Light Rain-RASN, RERA, -RA
Tue, Jun 19 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RA, IWC61, -RADZ, IWC51
Wed, Jun 20 Light Drizzle-DZ, IWC51
Thu, Jun 21 Light Drizzle-DZ
Fri, Jun 22 Light Drizzle and Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Recent DrizzleIWC58, IWC61, -RA, -RADZ, -DZ, IWC51, REDZ
Sun, Jun 24 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Mon, Jun 25 Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Recent DrizzleIWC60, -RA, IWC61, REDZ
Tue, Jun 26 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Intermittent Rain, Light RainIWC71, -RASN, IWC68, IWC60, -RA, IWC61
Wed, Jun 27 Light Rain and Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-RASN, VCSH
Thu, Jun 28 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Light Intermittent DrizzleIWC71, -RASN, IWC68, -SNRA, IWC60, IWC61, -RA, -DZ, IWC51, IWC50
Fri, Jun 29 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Mon, Jul 2 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Tue, Jul 3 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Mist-RA, -DZ, BR
Wed, Jul 4 Light Rain-RA
Thu, Jul 5 Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, VCSH
Fri, Jul 6 Light Intermittent Rain, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC60, IWC16, VCSH
Sat, Jul 7 Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, VCSH
Sun, Jul 8 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -DZ, VCSH
Mon, Jul 9 Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Precipitation in the VicinityIWC60, -RA, IWC61, IWC14
Tue, Jul 10 Light Rain-RA, IWC61
Fri, Jul 13 Light Drizzle-DZ, IWC51
Tue, Jul 17 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RA, -RADZ, -DZ
Wed, Jul 18 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Thu, Jul 19 Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-DZ, VCSH
Sun, Jul 22 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle-RA, -DZ, REDZ
Mon, Jul 23 Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle, Partial FogRA, -RA, -RADZ, -DZ, REDZ, PRFG
Tue, Jul 24 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle-RA, -DZ, REDZ
Wed, Jul 25 Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Light Intermittent Drizzle, Precipitation in the Vicinity-RA, IWC61, -DZ, IWC51, IWC50, IWC15
Thu, Jul 26 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Drizzle/Snow Grains, Light Drizzle, Light Intermittent Drizzle-RA, IWC61, -RADZ, IWC20, -DZ, IWC51, IWC50
Fri, Jul 27 Light Rain, Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RA, DZ, -DZ
Sat, Jul 28 Light Rain-RA
Mon, Jul 30 Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Recent DrizzleRA, -RADZ, -DZ, REDZ
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 the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer of 2012 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, 50 minAug 3118 hr, 50 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer of 2012 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 AMSpringFall12:13 AMAug 2412:13 AMAug 241:47 AM1:47 AM
The solar day over the course of the Summer of 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 the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Summer of 2012 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 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 the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer of 2012 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallMay 211:48 AMMay 211:48 AMJun 195:03 PMJun 195:03 PMJul 196:25 AMJul 196:25 AMAug 175:55 PMAug 175:55 PMAug 313:59 PMAug 313:59 PMSep 164:11 AMSep 164:11 AMSep 305:19 AMSep 305:19 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM1:15 AM1:15 AM9:44 PM9:44 PM7:55 PM7:55 PM7:03 AM7:03 AM5:43 PM5:43 PM4:55 PM4:55 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.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer of 2012 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in the Summer of 2012 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug0 mph0 mph10 mph10 mph20 mph20 mph30 mph30 mph40 mph40 mph50 mph50 mph60 mph60 mphSpringFall
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in the Summer of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in the Summer of 2012 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Direction in 2012 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 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in the Summer of 2012 in LongyearbyenJunJulAug28.8 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 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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