August Temperature Svalbard

Climate Figure of the Day, September ’23

Welcome to the 2nd edition of our “Climate Figure of the Day” series! Every day, I’ll be sharing a climate or climate change related figure. It might be a graph, a map, or another visual. It might be my own creation or sourced elsewhere. The figures will be posted on Twitter/ too, under the hashtag #ClimateFigureOfTheDay. While Twitter gives you a snapshot, here on my website, I’ll every now and then delve a bit deeper into the details. Want to stay updated? Be sure to follow me on Twitter/ here.

11 September

10 September

Summers in Svalbard warmed with approximately 0.6°C/decade since the availibility of seasonal records starting in 1976.

9 September

September has warmed with about 0.15°C/decade since the start of the measurements in The Netherlands.

8 September

The Northern Hemisphere summer of 2023 was the warmest on record globally.

6 September

August 2023 was by far the warmest august on record.

5 September

The main reason the summer in The Netherlands was relatively warm in general is due to the fact that minimum temperatures were relatively high. If we look at the average daily minimum temperature last summer, it was the warmest on record.

4 September

The previous summer, despite being experienced as ‘cold’ by many, was the 6th warmest on record. It fits in the warming trend that summer temperatures are experiencing.

More about this warm summer in the next Climate Figure Of The Day.

3 September

2 September

Today’s ClimateFigureOfTheDay shows the top ten warmest summer months in Longyearbyen (Svalbard, in the Arctic). Monthly temperture records are available all the way back to late 19th century. Yet, the overwhelming majority of years in those top 10’s are from this century. Current year 2023 is in each of those top 10’s, even being warmest on record for July and August. More about the Records Shattering summer in the Arctic Archipelago here.

Svalbard Monthly Temperature Figures

Climate Figure of The Day, 1 September 2023

Just like in the first edition of this #ClimateFigureOfTheDay series, we start this series with a figure about Svalbard. The airport in Longyearbyen measured its warmest August on record, breaking the previous temperature with almost a full degree. Even though it fits in a rapidly warming month (about 0.5°C per decade since the 1970’s) in a rapidly warming region, it’s still a shattering of the previous record.

It’s not the only record that Svalbard broke this year. More about Shattering Records in the Arctic Archipelago here.

August temperature Svalbard
Average August Temperature in Svalbard2

Check August’s Climate Figures of The Day here.

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