Barentsburg weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Barentsburg

The best time to visit in Barentsburg in Svalbard is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Barentsburg is 3°C in July and the lowest is -12°C in March. The weather and climate of Barentsburg is suitable for a winter sports.

Barentsburg has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Barentsburg or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Barentsburg by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -9 -10 -12 -8 -2 1 3 3 1 -3 -7 -8
Precipitation (mm) 27 20 20 11 18 12 18 20 24 30 27 27

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14 day weather forecast Barentsburg

The weather for in Barentsburg will be around -4° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 5 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-17°
0.6 cm 0.6 mm 65% 5 m/s 0
Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-17°
4.9 cm 4.1 mm 95% 7 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
1.6 cm 1.4 mm 85% 7 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
-11°
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
-9°
5.1 cm 4.8 mm 95% 3 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
-8°
3.5 cm 3.4 mm 90% 6 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-6°
-15°
1.1 cm 1.0 mm 75% 4 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 12 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-5°
2.1 cm 2.4 mm 85% 5 m/s 0
Monday 13 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
-5°
0.2 cm 1.4 mm 65% 6 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-6°
0.1 cm 0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
-5°
0 cm 0.2 mm 15% 3 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-11°
0 cm 0.1 mm 10% 4 m/s 0
Friday 17 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-9°
3.6 cm 3.0 mm 90% 5 m/s 0
Saturday 18 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-8°
-17°
6.7 cm 12.5 mm 95% 8 m/s 0

Climate Barentsburg

Barentsburg has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Barentsburg is -4° degrees and there is about 255 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 178 days a year with an average humidity of 90% and an UV-index of 2.

Climate table of Barentsburg

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -9 -10 -12 -8 -2 1 3 3 1 -3 -7 -8
Night temp. (°C) -14 -16 -18 -15 -7 -2 1 0 -3 -8 -12 -14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 20 20 11 18 12 18 20 24 30 27 27
Days with rain 4 4 6 7 6 7 12 10 12 10 6 4
Days with snow 15 15 14 13 16 8 1 2 5 12 14 15
Dry days 12 9 11 10 9 15 18 19 13 9 10 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 0
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1

Barentsburg weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Barentsburg? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Barentsburg?

Barentsburg is located in Svalbard. It lies in a straight line at 1,870 miles from London.

The coordinates of Barentsburg are:

  • Latitude: 78.064385
  • Longitude: 14.185853

The GPS coordinates are 78° 3' N, 14° 11' E

How long is the flight to Barentsburg?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Barentsburg is approximately 4 h. 40 min.

What is the area code of Barentsburg?

The area code to call Barentsburg is +47.