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What is the climate like in Svalbard?

The climate of Svalbard has an average yearly temperature of -1°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to -9°C and rise to 6°C.

Annually, about 462 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Svalbard. Additionally, about 111 cm of snow falls each year.

There are no best months to visit Svalbard.

Temperature -9 to 6°C
Rain 462 mm
Snow 111 cm

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Sun and fine weather. Small volume... more

Nils Aakre

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It kept me going, but I was really shaking, so man up!... more

Yara

The climate of Svalbard
  • Average yearly temperature: -1°C
  • Highest temperature: 6°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: -9°C in March
  • Rainfall: 462 mm per year, averaging 39 mm by month
  • Driest months: 23 mm in June, 25 mm in April and 28 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 70 mm in November, 48 mm in September and 44 mm in August
  • Snowfall: 111 cm per year

Climate table Svalbard

The climate table for Svalbard shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) -6 -7 -9 -6 -1 3 6 5 3 0 -2 -5
Nighttime temperature (°C) -10 -12 -14 -11 -4 1 3 4 2 -2 -5 -10
Rainfall (mm) 32 33 38 25 28 23 39 44 48 39 70 43
Snowfall (cm) 12 7,1 12 7,0 6,3 2,5 0,8 1,2 5,3 9,2 34 13
UV Index 0 0 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

Temperature by month in Svalbard

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Svalbard

Temperature by month in Svalbard

Rainfall by month in Svalbard

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Svalbard.

Rainfall by month in Svalbard

Snowfall by month in Svalbard

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Svalbard.

Snowfall by month in Svalbard

UV index by month in Svalbard

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Svalbard.

UV index by month in Svalbard

Yearly temperature in Svalbard

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Svalbard, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Svalbard

Yearly total rainfall in Svalbard

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Svalbard.

Rainfall per year in Svalbard

Yearly snowfall in Svalbard

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Svalbard, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Svalbard

Weather experiences in Svalbard

The weather in Svalbard is rated an average of 3,7 out of 5 stars by 6 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Sun and fine weather. Small volume— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

It kept me going, but I was really shaking, so man up!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Every day was a new adventure! Warm clothing is essential, but the beauty of the icy wilderness more than makes up for it!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Definitely a winter adventure!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Very bad Star

The cold is intense and the sun rarely returns. The days get shorter and it gets dark. However, it is unique.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

I had a great time in Svalbard. February 2020 I was here with a group trip from Discover Svalbard. It was -18 degrees and alternating between snow and sun. Exactly what to expect with a visit to Svalbard.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Svalbard by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Svalbard and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Svalbard, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.