June weather forecast
Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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Weather in June

June in Svalbard and Jan Mayen heralds the peak of the short Arctic summer. The Midnight Sun dominates the skies, providing 24-hour daylight, and temperatures reach their annual high, although they remain relatively cool by global standards.

In Svalbard, average temperatures in June range from 2°C (35.6°F) to 6°C (42.8°F). The capital, Longyearbyen, experiences similar conditions. Wildlife is in full bloom, with migratory birds returning and marine animals, such as whales and seals, being more visible due to the retreat of sea ice. The landscape turns a vibrant green, showcasing the resilience of life in this harsh climate.

In Jan Mayen, June brings average temperatures between 4°C (39.2°F) and 6°C (42.8°F). The Midnight Sun period continues unabated, providing endless daylight. The Norwegian military base on the island and the surrounding landscape experience similar weather conditions, enhancing opportunities for outdoor activities and research projects.

June marks the period of highest precipitation for both Svalbard and Jan Mayen, although the levels remain relatively modest. The precipitation typically falls as rain, contributing to the summer thaw and dampening the landscape.

When compared to May, June brings marginally warmer temperatures and maintains the constant daylight. As the territories move into July, this trend largely continues, with temperatures remaining similar and the Midnight Sun persisting. However, visitors should remember that this is an Arctic climate, and sudden weather changes or cold snaps can occur even in summer.

  • Longyearbyen - June »
    In Longyearbyen in June, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 18mm (0.71") of accumulated precipitation. In June, snow falls for 7 days.
  • Barentsburg - June »
    In June, in Barentsburg the rain falls for 10 days. January, May through July, November and December, with an average of 0h and 0min of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Barentsburg, Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
  • Olonkin City - June »
    The months with the shortest days in Olonkin City, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, are June and December, with an average of 0h and 0min of daylight. In Olonkin City, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in June, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 41mm (1.61") of accumulated precipitation.
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