August Weather and WheN To Go
Daylight hours start to decline in August, but only slightly, with 19.46 hours of daylight still remaining. Therefore you still have time to make the most of your Arctic safari but you may be able to catch a sunrise or sunset too!
Depending on where the wind comes from changes the temperature greatly in Svalbard but the mercury in August is likely to remain on the positive side, usually standing between 2°C and 6°C. Wind chill factor can make a noticeable difference though so be sure to have a windproof jacket with you at all times. If you are prone to getting cold it is always worth taking extra layers and hand and foot warmers for while you are sitting in the Zodiacs for prolonged periods of time.