The pressure in Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen is predicted to slowly drop over the next few hours, with an average pressure of 1004.4 hPa today, which is lower than normal.
Weather prediction: Expect more wet and unsettled conditions
The daily total fluctuation in pressure in Longyearbyen is 4.6 hPa, with a low of 1002.2 hPa and a high of 1006.8 hPa. The daily average here is lower than in most cities around the world.
Longyearbyen, located in Svalbard, experiences relatively stable barometric pressure throughout the year. It averages around 1000 millibars, which is considered normal for sea-level locations. The seasons in Longyearbyen are characterized by extreme temperature variations, with long, dark winters and short, cool summers.
The landscape surrounding Longyearbyen greatly influences the atmospheric pressure in the region. The town is situated between mountains and fjords, creating a unique microclimate. The tall mountains act as barriers, blocking the movement of air masses, and leading to a relatively stable barometric pressure in the area. This geographical feature also contributes to the stark temperature differences between winter and summer in Longyearbyen.