Greenland weather in April

Considering a trip to Greenland this April and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Greenland in April?

In April, Greenland experiences a range of weather conditions, with temperatures that range from very cold to cold and precipitation levels ranging from low to heavy.

The average highest temperatures fluctuate between very cold in Nord at -18°C to cold in Ittoqqortoormiit at 4°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C in Ittoqqortoormiit and -24°C in Nord. In numerous regions in Greenland, April is marked by its cold weather conditions. If you're heading to these areas during this month, it's vital to be well-prepared. Dressing in layered and insulated outfits will ensure you stay warm.

In April, precipitation varies across different areas. From low snowfall in Kangerlussuaq with an average of 17 mm to heavy snowfall in PrChristianSund with 184 mm.

For specific regional insights in Greenland for April, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Greenland climate page.

Where to go in Greenland in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in Greenland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Greenland

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in Greenland?

Average weather in Ilulissat

In April Ilulissat generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -12°C and low monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ilulissat
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snowfall Snowfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
-11°C 
-19°C 
17 mm 
9 days 
poor 
-4°C 
-12°C 
21 mm 
9 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
5°C 
-3°C 
26 mm 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Ilulissat

Average weather in Kangerlussuaq

In April Kangerlussuaq generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -2°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -12°C and low monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kangerlussuaq
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snowfall Snowfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
-11°C 
-20°C 
11 mm 
8 days 
poor 
-2°C 
-12°C 
17 mm 
8 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
7°C 
-2°C 
25 mm 
8 days 
Climate in Kangerlussuaq

Average weather in Narsaq

In April Narsaq generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -4°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Narsaq
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
-2°C 
-10°C 
76 mm 
11 days 
poor 
3°C 
-4°C 
84 mm 
11 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
7°C 
0°C 
71 mm 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Narsaq

Average weather in Kulusuk

In April Kulusuk generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and high monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kulusuk
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snowfall Snowfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
-4°C 
-9°C 
117 hours 
127 mm 
14 days 
poor 
-1°C 
-6°C 
163 hours 
117 mm 
14 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
3°C 
-2°C 
189 hours 
90 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Kulusuk

Average weather in Tasiilaq

In April Tasiilaq generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -0°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and high monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tasiilaq
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snowfall Snowfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
-4°C 
-9°C 
117 hours 
118 mm 
14 days 
poor 
-0°C 
-6°C 
163 hours 
109 mm 
14 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
3°C 
-2°C 
189 hours 
85 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Tasiilaq

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Is April the best time to visit Greenland?

Given the typically poor weather conditions in Ilulissat, April may not be the ideal time to visit Greenland.

On average, the best time to visit Greenland is in June and July with generally tolerable weather in Ilulissat. On the other hand, the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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