Greenland weather averages

Going to Greenland? Find the best month to visit Greenland based on the weather.

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Check Greenland weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Greenland is expected to be 2°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 3°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Nuuk.

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Greenland weather averages: best month

Greenland Best month Averages
Warmest July & August 10°C
Sunniest June 7 hours per day
Least rain June 10 days
Warmest sea August & September 4°C

Greenland climate guide

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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 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.

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