Photo: Tore Meek/NTB


Svalbard has experienced record heat this year. The average temperature measured at Svalbard Airport from June to August he was 7.4 degrees.

This is 0.2 degrees higher than the previous record in 2020, reports Svalbardposten.

“Longyearbyen and several other weather stations had the hottest summer on record,” said Kjetil Isaksen, senior researcher at the Meteorological Institute.

Over the past 30 years, Longyearbyen’s summers have averaged two degrees warmer, he says.

From 1991 to 2020, the average summer temperature at Svalbard Airport was 5.5°C, and over the past decade the average temperature was 6.4°C.

Radio stations in Ny-Ålesund and Isfjord also broke old records with average summer temperatures of 6.1 and 6.6 degrees respectively.

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