Best Time to Visit Greenland

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Greenland. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Nuuk. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Greenland for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -11 °C to 11 °C
Waves Symbol -1 °C to 2 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.543.5 in (8 – 12 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Greenland: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax.4 °C
Water max. –1 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax.5 °C
Water max. –1 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax.5 °C
Water max. –1 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax.1 °C
Water max. –1 °C
MayMay
MaximumMax. 4 °C
Water max. 1 °C
JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
MaximumMax. 6 °C
Water max. 2 °C
OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 1 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax.1 °C
Water max. 1 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax.3 °C
Water max. 1 °C

Climate Chart Greenland

Nuuk

Climate Chart Nuuk
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Greenland

In the following, you will find the climate table for Greenland, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Nuuk (Greenland)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-4°-5°-5°-1°11°10°-1°-3°
Night Temperature-10°-11°-11°-6°-2°-3°-6°-9°
Water Temperature-1°-1°-1°-1°
Precipitation (inch)1.541.851.971.812.172.443.233.53.462.762.912.13
Rainy days991099810912101110
Hours of Sunshine125667655310
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Nuuk is -1.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (6.5 °C)
Coldest month: March (-8 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Nuuk is 2 °C. You cannot take a bath with these temperatures.

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 29.76 inch on 116 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all months

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 3.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Nuuk (Station Sermersooq)
light rain     light rain, 8 °C
Clouds: 100 %       Wind: 25 mph S
Air Pressure: 1009 hPa       Humidity: 93 %
Last updated: 17th Jul 2019, 08:06 am
The next days …
17th Jul 201918th Jul 201919th Jul 201920th Jul 201921st Jul 201922nd Jul 2019
light rain6 °C to 9 °Clight rain8 °C to 9 °Cmoderate rain7 °C to 11 °Covercast clouds8 °C to 11 °Covercast clouds6 °C to 9 °Clight rain5 °C to 6 °C
6 °C to 9 °C8 °C to 9 °C7 °C to 11 °C8 °C to 11 °C6 °C to 9 °C5 °C to 6 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %
0.01 in of rain0.09 in of rain0.14 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.1 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Greenland: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Greenland holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Tobias W., 29 years old was there in June

    In the west of the country (Kangerlussuaq/Sisimut/Ilulissat) the first days unfortunately overcast, occasional rain until snowfall at temperatures around 2-3°C, but from the 4th day of vacation on perfect hiking weather with temperatures up to 20°C in bright sunshine!

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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