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6 September 2022 / ArcticToday / Krestia DeGeorge

Summer 2022 was warmest on record for Svalbard

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Temperature records are becoming the new normal for summers on Svalbard, the Arctic archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Summer 2022 saw the average even higher, with 7.4 degrees C for June, July and August at the airport a few kilometers west of Longyearbyen, the main settlement on the archipelago.

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