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When is the best time to visit Greenland?

The best time to visit Greenland (Nuuk) is June based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • -5°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Greenland (Nuuk)-5
  • -5°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Greenland (Nuuk)-5
  • -5°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Greenland (Nuuk)-5
  • -1°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Greenland (Nuuk)-1
  • 3°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Greenland (Nuuk)3
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Greenland (Nuuk)8
  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Greenland (Nuuk)10
  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Greenland (Nuuk)10
  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Greenland (Nuuk)6
  • 1°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Greenland (Nuuk)1
  • -2°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Greenland (Nuuk)-2
  • -4°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Greenland (Nuuk)-4

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The weather guide for Greenland (Nuuk) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Greenland weather overview

Greenland is the world's largest island and, since three quarters of it lies within the Arctic Circle; winters are long and very ferocious while summers get shorter the further north you go. Northern Greenland, and most of the country's interior, consists of a 3,000m (10,000 ft) deep ice cap and has a truly Arctic climate with temperatures rarely rising above freezing point, even in the short summer.

The country's coasts have long, snowy winters and cool, short but drier summers and there can be pleasant summer days when the sun is strong and the wind is weak. The coasts and the southern mountains behind are the only parts of Greenland free of permanent snow and ice. Glaciers in these mountains produce most of the icebergs in the North Atlantic.

What to pack for Greenland weather

Don't even think of going to Greenland unless you've stocked up with thermals, windproofs, waterproofs and layers of warm to heavy clothing. Some lighter clothes, sunglasses and sunscreen should be packed for a summer visit.

Which is the warmest month in Greenland?

The warmest time of year in Nuuk, Greenland is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 10°C.

Which month has the most rain in Greenland?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Nuuk, Greenland with 91mm on average. There are normally 12 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Greenland?

The sunniest time of year in Nuuk, Greenland is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 33% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Greenland?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Nuuk, Greenland in August when the water temperature reaches 4°C.

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