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 (59 055 inch). The temperature is almost the whole year below 0 degrees Celsius (32° Fahrenheit). 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 to 12 degrees Celsius (50-53,6 ° Fahrenheit). 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 2,000 to 2,500 millimeters (59-78 inch) 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 information on the Weather and Climate in Greenland?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination, in or above the map. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Places in Greenland
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