Nuuk weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Nuuk

The best time to visit in Nuuk 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 Nuuk is 10°C in August and the lowest is -7°C in February. The water temperature is between 0°C and 6°C. The weather and climate of Nuuk is suitable for a winter sports.

Nuuk has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Nuuk 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 Nuuk by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -6 -7 -6 -2 2 7 9 10 6 1 -3 -4
Water temp. (°C) 1 0 1 1 2 4 6 6 5 4 2 2
Precipitation (mm) 26 22 20 29 32 26 38 40 50 43 37 34

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14 day weather forecast Nuuk

The weather for in Nuuk will be 1° till -7° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 5 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
2.2 cm 2.6 mm 85% 12 m/s 0
Monday 6 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
-8°
5.4 cm 5.1 mm 95% 7 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-17°
1.0 cm 0.9 mm 75% 5 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-14°
0.9 cm 0.9 mm 75% 8 m/s 0
Thursday 9 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
-12°
2.2 cm 2.0 mm 85% 6 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-11°
-14°
0.1 cm 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 0
Saturday 11 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-10°
-15°
0.3 cm 0.3 mm 50% 3 m/s 0

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 12 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-9°
-16°
1.6 cm 1.5 mm 85% 4 m/s 0
Monday 13 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-15°
-18°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 0
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-18°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 0
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-9°
2.2 cm 1.8 mm 85% 4 m/s 0
Thursday 16 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-9°
-11°
0 cm 1.2 mm 55% 6 m/s 0
Friday 17 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-11°
0 cm 0.9 mm 50% 4 m/s 0
Saturday 18 Dec Water Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-8°
-15°
0 cm 0.2 mm 15% 4 m/s 0

Climate Nuuk

Nuuk has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Nuuk 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 Nuuk

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Water temp. (°C) 1 0 1 1 2 4 6 6 5 4 2 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 26 22 20 29 32 26 38 40 50 43 37 34
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

Nuuk weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Nuuk?

Nuuk is located in Greenland. It lies in a straight line at 2,018 miles from London.

The coordinates of Nuuk are:

  • Latitude: 64.183333
  • Longitude: -51.75

The GPS coordinates are 64° 10' N, 51° 45' W

How long is the flight to Nuuk?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Nuuk is approximately 5 hours.

What are the nearest airports to Nuuk?

These are the airports closests to Nuuk:

  • Godthaab / Nuuk Airport (2 mi) – Nuuk
  • Narsarsuaq Airport (289 mi) – Narsarsuaq

How many inhabitants are there in Nuuk?

Nuuk has approximately 14,798 inhabitants.

How big is Nuuk?

The area of Nuuk is around 229 mi².

What is the currency of Nuuk?

In Nuuk the Danish krone (DKK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 5 December 2021

  • 1 Danish krone = 8.32 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.12 Danish krone
  • 10 Danish krone = 83.19 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 1.20 Danish krone
  • 100 Danish krone = 831.92 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 12.02 Danish krone

What is the area code of Nuuk?

The area code to call Nuuk is +299.