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Read our complete guide to the weather in Greenland.
Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Greenland. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.
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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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When is the best time to go to Greenland?
The best time to go to Greenland (Nuuk) is June based on the following average weather conditions.
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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 hottest month in Greenland?
The hottest time of year in Nuuk, Greenland is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 50°F.
Which month has the most rain in Greenland?
In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Nuuk, Greenland with 3.6 inches 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 39°F.
What is the time difference between Greenland and the UK?
The time difference between Greenland and the UK is GMT-1 to GMT-4 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Greenland?
The main languages spoken in Greenland are Greenlandic and Danish.
What is the currency in Greenland?
The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK).
Which plugs are used in Greenland?
Greenland uses electrical plug type C + E + F + K (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Greenland?
They drive on the right side of the road in Greenland.
Compare Greenland weather with the USA
Below the Greenland weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Greenland (Nuuk) and the USA (Washington).
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