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Best time to visit Greenland

Best time to visit Greenland

The best time to visit Greenland is from may until september, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Greenland is 12°C in july and the lowest is -2°C in january.

The average climate figure for Greenland is an 6,3. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Greenland has the ice cap climate prevailing. It is always cold here with temperatures below 0°C. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Greenland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Greenland per month

Climate data from: Nuuk
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
-2 -1 -2 1 5 9 12 12 8 4 1 1
MM
rain
26 mm 22 mm 20 mm 29 mm 32 mm 26 mm 38 mm 40 mm 50 mm 43 mm 37 mm 34 mm
Snow
days
13 13 14 14 11 2 0 1 5 9 10 14

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Climate Greenland

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Climate Greenland per Month

Climate Greenland per Month
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Greenland has the ice cap climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Greenland is 0° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 190 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 2.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
-2 -1 -2 1 5 9 12 12 8 4 1 1
Night
min °C
-9 -10 -10 -6 -1 4 7 7 3 -1 -5 -7
MM
rain
26 mm 22 mm 20 mm 29 mm 32 mm 26 mm 38 mm 40 mm 50 mm 43 mm 37 mm 34 mm
Rain
days
3 3 4 7 8 10 10 11 13 8 6 5
Snow
days
13 13 14 14 11 2 0 1 5 9 10 14
Dry
days
15 12 13 9 12 18 21 19 12 14 14 12
Sun hours
per day
2 3 5 6 9 12 12 9 6 5 4 1
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1
 

Climate Greenland january

On average, it is maximum -2° in january in Greenland and at least around -9° degrees. In january there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 13 days in january.

Climate Greenland february

On average, it is maximum -1° in february in Greenland and at least around -10° degrees. In february there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 13 days in february.

Climate Greenland march

On average, it is maximum -2° in march in Greenland and at least around -10° degrees. In march there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 14 days in march.

Climate Greenland april

On average, it is maximum 1° in april in Greenland and at least around -6° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm. The it will be dry 9 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 14 days in april.

Climate Greenland may

On average, it is maximum 5° in may in Greenland and at least around -1° degrees. In may there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 11 days in may.

Climate Greenland june

On average, it is maximum 9° in june in Greenland and at least around 4° degrees. In june there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 2 days in june.

Climate Greenland july

On average, it is maximum 12° in july in Greenland and at least around 7° degrees. In july there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Greenland.

Climate Greenland august

On average, it is maximum 12° in august in Greenland and at least around 7° degrees. In august there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 1 day in august.

Climate Greenland september

On average, it is maximum 8° in september in Greenland and at least around 3° degrees. In september there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 5 days in september.

Climate Greenland october

On average, it is maximum 4° in october in Greenland and at least around -1° degrees. In october there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 9 days in october.

Climate Greenland november

On average, it is maximum 1° in november in Greenland and at least around -5° degrees. In november there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 10 days in november.

Climate Greenland december

On average, it is maximum 1° in december in Greenland and at least around -7° degrees. In december there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Greenland and on average, it snows 14 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Greenland

14 day weather forecast Greenland

The weather for Nuuk in Greenland will be 7° till 4° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Greenland is based on the weather in Nuuk.

Weather forecast this week
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Th
22 Aug
Fr
23 Aug
Sa
24 Aug
Su
25 Aug
Mo
26 Aug
Tu
27 Aug
We
28 Aug
  Bewolkt Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Bewolkt Gespreide bewolking Regen Gespreide bewolking
Max (°C)
Min (°C)
Rainfall (mm) 0.1
mm
0
mm
0
mm
1.4
mm
0
mm
6.3
mm
0.5
mm
Rainfall (%) 20% 0% 0% 60% 0% 85% 35%
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm
UV-index
UV-index 2 4 4 3 3 1 4

Weather forecast next week
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Th
29 Aug
Fr
30 Aug
Sa
31 Aug
Su
1 Sep
Mo
2 Sep
Tu
3 Sep
We
4 Sep
  Broken wolken Lichte Regen Zware Regen Regen Sneeuw Regen Bewolkt
Max (°C) 10°
Min (°C)
Rainfall (mm) 0
mm
11.3
mm
20.3
mm
5.8
mm
9.1
mm
6.3
mm
0.4
mm
Rainfall (%) 0% 90% 95% 85% 95% 85% 30%
Snowfall and snow cover
Snowfall (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 5.1cm 0cm 0cm
Snow cover (cm) 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm 4cm 3cm 2cm
UV-index
UV-index 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
About Greenland

About Greenland

Greenland is in the continental part North America and the capital is Nuuk. The total surface is 2.166.086 km² with 44.087 km of coastline and the population consists of 55.877 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 2x as big as New Zealand. If you want to call Greenland you have to use +299 or 00299 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2995012457809 or 002995012457809.

Greenland is in a straight line at 12.655 km distance from Cape Town. From Cape Town International Airport the flight time is about 15 hour and 50 min.

Time difference Greenland

Time difference Greenland

In Greenland it is now 18:31 o’clock in the evening on thursday 22 august 2019. That is 4 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Greenland is America/Godthab and the Greenwich time is UTC-02.

Currency Greenland

Currency Greenland

In Greenland the Danish krone is used to pay.

Exchange rate Danish krone (DKK) 22 august 2019

1 Danish krone = 2,26 South African rand
100 Danish krone = 226,11 South African rand

1 South African rand = 0,44 Danish krone
100 South African rand = 44,22 Danish krone

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Vaccinations Greenland

Vaccinations Greenland

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Greenland.

  • Rabiës
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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