March 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

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in March, during 2 rainfall days, 29mm (1.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Longyearbyen, during the entire year, the rain falls for 86 days and collects up to 271mm (10.7") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December.

Sea temperature

In Longyearbyen, in March, the average water temperature is 2°C (35.6°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 11.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 2.5h.

UV index

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

What is the coldest month 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 March in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in March, the average high-temperature is -13°C (8.6°F), and the average low-temperature is -20°C (-4°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, in March, it is raining for 2 days, with typically 29mm (1.1") of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Longyearbyen?

In March, in Longyearbyen, snow falls for 19 days.

How cold is the water in March in Longyearbyen?

In Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, the average seawater temperature in March is 2°C (35.6°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the average length of the day in March in Longyearbyen?

In March, the average length of the day in Longyearbyen is 11.5h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Longyearbyen?

The average sunshine in March in Longyearbyen is 2.5h.

When is the lowest UV index in Longyearbyen?

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

What is the UV index intensity in March in Longyearbyen?

In March, the average UV index in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, is 0.
Average temperature in March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average high temperature in March: -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 March: -20°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 March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average rainfall in March: 29mm

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

Average rainfall days in March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average rainfall days in March: 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 March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average snowfall days in March: 19 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 March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average sea temperature in March: 2°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average daylight in March: 11.5h

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 March: 2.5h

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 March - Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Average UV index in March: 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).

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