Fall 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 the fall of 2012. It features all historical weather data series we have available, including the Longyearbyen temperature history for the fall 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 Fall of 2012

Temperature history in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°FSummerWinter
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 Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Temperature in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWintervery coldfrigidfreezing
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 Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Cloud Cover in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinter
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 Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Snow Depth in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inSummerWinter
The daily measured snow depth, where available.

Observed Weather in the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Observed Weather in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinter
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, Sep 1 Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, VCSH
Sun, Sep 2 Rain, Light Rain, Light Drizzle, Showers in the VicinityRA, -RA, -DZ, VCSH
Mon, Sep 3 Rain, Rain and Drizzle, Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Distant Fog, Fog in the VicinityIWC63, RADZ, IWC60, -RA, IWC61, IWC53, -DZ, IWC51, IWC40, VCFG
Tue, Sep 4 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle-RA, -RADZ
Wed, Sep 5 Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RADZ, -DZ
Thu, Sep 6 Light Rain-RA
Fri, Sep 7 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Recent Drizzle-RA, -RADZ, -DZ, REDZ
Sat, Sep 8 Light Rain-RA
Sun, Sep 9 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Tue, Sep 11 Light Rain-RA, IWC61
Wed, Sep 12 Light Intermittent Rain, Light RainIWC60, -RA, IWC61
Thu, Sep 13 Light Intermittent Rain, Light RainIWC60, -RA, IWC61
Fri, Sep 14 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Sat, Sep 15 Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Recent Drizzle, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC62, -RA, IWC61, REDZ, IWC16, IWC15, VCSH
Sun, Sep 16 Intermittent Rain, Light RainIWC62, -RA, IWC61
Mon, Sep 17 Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle-RA, -RADZ, -DZ
Tue, Sep 18 Light Intermittent Rain, Light RainIWC60, -RA, IWC61
Thu, Sep 20 Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC16, VCSH
Fri, Sep 21 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain-SN, -RASN, -RA
Sat, Sep 22 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light RainIWC71, -RASN, IWC68, IWC61
Sun, Sep 23 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Recent Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC71, -RASN, IWC68, -SNRA, RERASN, -RA, IWC61, IWC16, VCSH
Mon, Sep 24 Light Snow, Showers of Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Showers of Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -SHSN, -RASN, -SNRA, -SHRASN, -RA, VCSH
Tue, Sep 25 Recent Showers of Snow, Snow, Light Snow, Showers in the VicinityRESHSN, SN, -SN, VCSH
Thu, Sep 27 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Fri, Sep 28 Light Snow-SN
Sat, Sep 29 Light Rain-RA
Tue, Oct 2 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC70, -SN, IWC71, IWC16, VCSH
Thu, Oct 4 Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the VicinityIWC16, VCSH
Fri, Oct 5 Snow, Light Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light Rain, Freezing Fog, Sky-Obscuring Fog, Sky-Obscuring Freezing FogSN, IWC73, -SN, IWC71, -SNRA, IWC61, FZFG, IWC45, IWC49
Tue, Oct 9 Light Rain and Snow, Light Rain, Recent Drizzle-RASN, -RA, REDZ
Wed, Oct 10 Light Rain, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the Vicinity-RA, IWC61, IWC16, VCSH
Thu, Oct 11 Light Snow, Light Drizzle and Snow, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -DZSN, -DZ, VCSH
Sat, Oct 13 Light Snow, Light Snow Grains, Light Rain and Snow, Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light Drizzle, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -SG, -RASN, RA, -RADZ, -DZ, VCSH
Sun, Oct 14 Light Intermittent Rain, Light Rain, Light Rain and Drizzle, Light DrizzleIWC60, IWC61, -RA, -RADZ, -DZ, IWC51
Mon, Oct 15 Light Rain, Light Drizzle-RA, -DZ
Tue, Oct 16 Light Snow-SN
Wed, Oct 17 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Thu, Oct 18 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Sat, Oct 20 Light Snow-SN, IWC71
Sun, Oct 21 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, -RASN, -SNRA, VCSH
Mon, Oct 22 Snow, Light SnowSN, -SN
Tue, Oct 23 Light Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, DRSN
Wed, Oct 24 Showers of Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting Snow-SHSN, VCSH, DRSN
Sat, Oct 27 Light Snow-SN
Wed, Oct 31 Light Snow-SN
Thu, Nov 1 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light RainIWC70, -SN, IWC71, -RASN, IWC68, IWC61
Sat, Nov 3 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow, Light Snow and Rain, Light RainIWC70, -SN, IWC71, IWC68, -SNRA, IWC61
Sun, Nov 4 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, VCSH
Mon, Nov 5 Light Snow, Light Rain and Snow-SN, -RASN
Tue, Nov 6 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Wed, Nov 7 Light Snow-SN
Fri, Nov 9 Light Snow, Precipitation in the Vicinity, Showers in the Vicinity-SN, IWC71, IWC16, VCSH
Sun, Nov 11 Light Snow-SN
Mon, Nov 12 Light Snow-SN
Sat, Nov 17 Light Snow-SN
Sun, Nov 18 Light Snow-SN
Tue, Nov 20 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Wed, Nov 21 Light Intermittent Snow, Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71
Thu, Nov 22 Light Snow, Showers in the Vicinity, Drifting Snow-SN, VCSH, DRSN
Fri, Nov 23 Light Snow-SN
Sat, Nov 24 Blowing Snow, Drifting SnowBLSN, DRSN
Sun, Nov 25 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Drifting Snow, Low Drifting SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71, DRSN, IWC36
Mon, Nov 26 Light Snow, Drifting Snow-SN, DRSN
Tue, Nov 27 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Drifting Snow, Low Drifting SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71, DRSN, IWC36
Wed, Nov 28 Light Intermittent Snow, Light Snow, Showers of Light SnowIWC70, -SN, IWC71, -SHSN, IWC85
Thu, Nov 29 Light Snow-SN, IWC71
Fri, Nov 30 Light Snow-SN

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSummerWinterSep 2212 hr, 35 minSep 2212 hr, 35 minSep 118 hr, 28 minSep 118 hr, 28 minNov 300 minNov 300 min
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 the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 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 AMSummerWinter11:48 AM11:48 AM3:39 AM3:39 AM10:07 PMSep 110:07 PMSep 16:23 AM6:23 AM7:13 PMSep 217:13 PMSep 21
The solar day over the course of the Fall 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 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 AMSummerWinter010
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth in the the fall 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 Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinterAug 175:55 PMAug 175:55 PMAug 313:59 PMAug 313:59 PMSep 164:11 AMSep 164:11 AMSep 305:19 AMSep 305:19 AMOct 152:03 PMOct 152:03 PMOct 298:50 PMOct 298:50 PMNov 283:47 PMNov 283:47 PMDec 2811:22 AMDec 2811:22 AM1:15 AM1:15 AM9:44 PM9:44 PM7:55 PM7:55 PM7:03 AM7:03 AM5:43 PM5:43 PM4:55 PM4:55 PM9:17 AM9:17 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 AM12:00 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.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinter
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 Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Wind Speed in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov0 mph0 mph10 mph10 mph20 mph20 mph30 mph30 mph40 mph40 mph50 mph50 mph60 mph60 mphSummerWinter
The daily range of reported wind speeds (gray bars), with maximum gust speeds (red ticks).

Hourly Wind Speed in the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Hourly Wind Speed in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinter
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 LongyearbyenSepOctNov12 AM12 AM3 AM3 AM6 AM6 AM9 AM9 AM12 PM12 PM3 PM3 PM6 PM6 PM9 PM9 PM12 AM12 AMSummerWinter
calmnortheastsouthwest
The hourly reported wind direction, color coded by compass point. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Atmospheric Pressure in the Fall of 2012 in Longyearbyen

Atmospheric Pressure in the Fall of 2012 in LongyearbyenSepOctNov29.0 inHg29.0 inHg29.5 inHg29.5 inHg30.0 inHg30.0 inHg30.5 inHg30.5 inHgSummerWinter
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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