Best time to visit Greenland
The best time to visit in Greenland is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Greenland is 10°C in August and the lowest is -7°C in February. The weather and climate of Greenland is suitable for a winter sports.
Greenland has the ice cap climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Greenland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.
Average weather Greenland by month
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14 day weather forecast Greenland
The weather for in Greenland will be -1° till 3° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
The weather forecast for Greenland is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nuuk.
Weather forecast this week
|Tuesday 26 Oct||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0 cm||0 mm||0%||6 m/s||2|
|Wednesday 27 Oct||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0 cm||0 mm||0%||6 m/s||2|
|Thursday 28 Oct||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0 cm||0 mm||0%||5 m/s||1|
|Friday 29 Oct||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||3.4 cm||2.9 mm||90%||5 m/s||0|
|Saturday 30 Oct||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0.1 cm||0.1 mm||20%||4 m/s||0|
|Sunday 31 Oct||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0 cm||1.4 mm||60%||9 m/s||0|
|Monday 1 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0.1 cm||0.3 mm||30%||6 m/s||0|
Weather forecast next week
|Tuesday 2 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||0.7 cm||17.4 mm||95%||5 m/s||0|
|Wednesday 3 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||2.4 cm||9.9 mm||95%||11 m/s||0|
|Thursday 4 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||4.6 cm||6.4 mm||95%||8 m/s||0|
|Friday 5 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||6.6 cm||5.5 mm||95%||9 m/s||0|
|Saturday 6 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||3.8 cm||3.2 mm||90%||11 m/s||0|
|Sunday 7 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||1.3 cm||1.1 mm||80%||9 m/s||0|
|Monday 8 Nov||Water||Snow||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|1°||3.8 cm||3.2 mm||90%||12 m/s||0|
Greenland has the ice cap climate prevailing. It is always cold here with temperatures below 0°C. 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.
Climate table of Greenland
|Day temp. (°C)||-6||-7||-6||-2||2||7||9||10||6||1||-3||-4|
|Night temp. (°C)||-9||-10||-10||-6||-1||4||7||7||3||-1||-5||-7|
|Days with rain||3||3||4||7||8||10||10||11||13||8||6||5|
|Days with snow||13||13||14||14||11||2||-||1||5||9||10||14|
|Sun hours per day||2||3||5||6||9||12||12||9||6||5||4||1|
|Wind force (Bft)||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||4||4|
Greenland weather by month
What is the average weather like in a given month for Greenland? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.
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Popular places in Greenland
- Narsaq Kujalleq
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Frequently asked questions
Where is Greenland?
Greenland lies in a straight line about 12,655 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Nuuk).
How long is the flight to Greenland?
The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Greenland is approximately 15 h. 50 min.
What are the largest airports in Greenland?
These are the largest airports in Greenland:
How many inhabitants are there in Greenland?
Greenland has approximately 55,877 inhabitants.
How big is Greenland?
The area of Greenland is around 2,166,086 km². It is 2x bigger than New Zealand.
What is the capital of Greenland?
The capital of Greenland is Nuuk.
What is the currency of Greenland?
In Greenland the Danish krone (DKK) is used to pay.
Exchange rates on 26 October 2021
- 1 Danish krone = 0.41 South African rand
- 1 South African rand = 2.46 Danish krone
- 10 Danish krone = 4.07 South African rand
- 10 South African rand = 24.58 Danish krone
- 100 Danish krone = 40.69 South African rand
- 100 South African rand = 245.83 Danish krone
What is the area code of Greenland?
The area code to call Greenland is +299.