Greenland weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Greenland weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Greenland is expected to be 7°C, while the average maximum temperature in August is 10°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Nuuk.

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Greenland weather averages

Check Greenland weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Greenland are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 10°C. The sunniest month is June with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is June with 10 days. The sea is at its warmest in Greenland in August and September with an average sea temperature of 4°C. The Greenland weather averages shown below are for Nuuk.

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Greenland weather today

Here is the weather in Greenland today, Friday 18th August 2017. Expect cloudy with some rain in Greenland with a maximum temperature of 7°C and no hours of bright sunshine. There are 10-20 mm of rainfall expected with 99% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 16 kph from the south. The weather forecast shown below is for Nuuk.

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  • 4
    °C wind chill
  • 16
    kph wind from S

5-day weather forecast

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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.

Tropical storm risk: Greenland hurricane season

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The Greenland tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Nuuk, Greenland.

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Greenland holiday weather averages by month

Check Greenland holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Greenland weather with the USA

Below the Greenland weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Greenland (Nuuk) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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