Greenland
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Greenland

To go to Greenland, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a very cold temperature and little precipitation. In Greenland, July is the warmest month with 49°F and the most cold month is 20°F in February.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Greenland, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Greenland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 21 20 21 28 36 44 49 49 42 34 27 24
Precipitation (inch) 10 9 8 11 13 10 15 16 20 17 15 13

Weather data from: Nuuk




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Greenland weather

The weather for Greenland over the next 14 days will be 27°F till 45° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be -15°F.

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

5-day weather forecast Greenland

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Snow
Wind
Thursday
6 october
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37°F
34°F
-15°F
0.3 in
0.1 in
4 m/s
Friday
7 october
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36°F
36°F
-15°F
0 in
0.6 in
7 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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34°F
32°F
-15°F
0 in
0 in
3 m/s
Sunday
9 october
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34°F
32°F
-15°F
0 in
0.3 in
5 m/s
Monday
10 october
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30°F
27°F
-15°F
0 in
0 in
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Greenland


Climate Greenland

Greenland has a ice cap climate. It is always cold here with temperatures below 0°F. The average annual temperature for Greenland is 4° degrees and there is about 156 inch 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.

Greenland

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 21 20 21 28 36 44 49 49 42 34 27 24
Night temp. (°F) 16 14 14 21 30 39 44 44 38 30 23 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 10 9 8 11 13 10 15 16 20 17 15 13
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
Dry days 15 12 13 9 12 18 21 19 12 14 14 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1

Weather data from: Nuuk

Greenland weather by month

What is the average Greenland weather like in a given month? 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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Frequently asked questions

Where is Greenland?

Greenland lies in a straight line about 2,396 miles from United States (New York → Nuuk).

How long is the flight to Greenland?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Greenland is approximately 8 h. 20 min.

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What are the largest airports in Greenland?

These are the largest airports in Greenland:

  • Godthaab / Nuuk Airport (GOH) in Nuuk
  • Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK) in Narsarsuaq
  • Aasiaat Airport (JEG)
  • Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)
  • Thule Air Base (THU)

How many inhabitants does Greenland have?

Greenland has 55,877 inhabitants.

How big is Greenland?

The surface area of Greenland is 1,346,006 mi². It is 6x bigger than United States.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 6 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 6.28 Danish krone
  • 1 Danish krone = 0.16 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 627.63 Danish krone
  • 100 Danish krone = 15.93 US dollar

What is the area code of Greenland?

The area code to call Greenland is +299.