Longyearbyen
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

The frozen Arctic Blue Sea overlooking the snow-covered mountains in the background, on a sunny winter morning, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
The frozen Arctic Blue Sea overlooking the snow-covered mountains in the background, on a sunny winter morning, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
February, the last month of the winter, in Longyearbyen, is another extremely cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between -21°C (-5.8°F) and -13°C (8.6°F).

Temperature

January through March, with an average high-temperature of -13°C (8.6°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In February, in Longyearbyen, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout February, 28mm (1.1") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 86 rainfall days, and 271mm (10.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater are February and April, with an average sea temperature of 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Longyearbyen, the average length of the day is 2.4h.

Sunshine

January, February, November and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 0 in February interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What are the coldest months in Longyearbyen?

The coldest months in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, are January through March, with an average high-temperature of -13°C (8.6°F).

What is the temperature in February in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in February, the average high-temperature is -13°C (8.6°F), and the average low-temperature is -21°C (-5.8°F).

How much does it rain in Longyearbyen in February?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in February, during 2 rainfall days, 28mm (1.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in February in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, during February, snow falls for 17 days.

What months are the sea coldest in Longyearbyen?

February and April, with an average sea temperature of 1°C (33.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen. For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the sea temperature in February in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in February, the average water temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Longyearbyen have in February?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, the average length of the day in February is 2.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Longyearbyen?

Months with the least sunshine in Longyearbyen are January, February, November and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Longyearbyen have in February?

The average sunshine in February in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, is 0h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Longyearbyen?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Longyearbyen.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average high temperature in February: -13°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (7°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February and March (-13°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: -21°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-21°C).

Average rainfall in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average rainfall in February: 28mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (30mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (13mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average rainfall days in February: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and March (2 days).

Average snowfall days in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average snowfall days in February: 17 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are November and December (22 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (1 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average sea temperature in February: 1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (6°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and April (1°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average daylight in February: 2.4h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 0h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 8.2h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, November and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in February - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average UV index in February: 0

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 2).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 0).