Climate and Average Weather in Greenland

Greenland is one of the coldest countries in the world and is to a large extent (85%) always covered with ice or snow. The thickness of the ice is approximately 1500 meters (4921 ft). The temperature is almost the whole year below 0°C. Only at the coast in the summer period, which is short-lived, temperatures sometimes rise above the freezing point.

The warmest period is in July and August, the temperature may rise to about 10°C to 12°C. The sun shines all day in the period from May to July.

There is also a wide variation in the amount of ​​precipitation. In the south there will be year-round snow and in the summer it rains regularly. In the coastal areas in the south there is an average of 2000 mm to 2500 mm of precipitation in a year. The amount of rainfall is fairly distributed thoughout the year, but in summer there is a bit more precipitation than in winter.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Greenland?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Greenland

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