Weather in Greenland

When will it be season for travelling in Greenland? At what time at the year will it be possible to see Northern light? When can we expect Midnightsun in Greenland?

Below you will find info about sunset and sunrise in Greenland together with historical data of temperature in towns and villages.
 
Greenland has very low humidity. Therefore low temperatures doesn't feel so cold as the same temparture in Europe, where you will find a higher humidity.

Sunrise and Sunset in Greenland

Town/Villages Sunrise / Sunset - January Sunrise / Sunset, April Sunrise / Sunset, July Sunrise / Sunset, October
Qaanaaq Dark periode 03.30 / 23.40 Midnightsun 10.00 / 16.45
Upernavik Dark periode 05.10 / 22.20 Midnightsun 09.20 / 17.40
Uummannaq Dark periode 05.15 / 21.40 Midnightsun 08.50 / 17.40
Ilulissat Dark periode (first sunrise 13. January) 05.20 / 21.30 Midnightsun 08.35 / 17.40
Sisimiut 11.30 / 15.50 05.45 / 21.20 02.45 / 00.35 08.35 / 18.05
Nuuk 10.45 / 16.20 05.50 / 21.00 03.40 / 23.20 08.20 / 18.05
Qaqortoq 09.55 / 16.30 05.40 / 20.25 04.00 / 22.20 17.50 / 15.10
 

Temperatures in Greenland

Town / Villages Temperature avg. January
max/min C
Temperature avg. April
max/min C
Temperature avg. July
max/min C
Temperature avg. October
max/min C
Qaanaaq -24 / -32 -18 / -26 4 / -1 -12 / -18
Upernavik -15 / -21 -11 / -18 7 / 2 -4 / -7
Uummannaq -15 / -21 -10 / -18 7 / 1 -5 / -10
Ilulissat -10 / -17 -5 / -12 11 / 5  -1 / -7
Sisimiut -10 / -17 -4 / -12 10 / 3  -1 / -5
Nuuk -5 / -11 -1 / -7 10 / 4 1 / -3
Qaqortoq -2 / -9  3 / -4 12 / 4  4 / -1

Northern Lights (aurora borealis) in Greenland

Northern light (aurora borealis) is a phenomenon that occurs when solar wind is more powerful than normal. The solar winds carry electrically charged particles. The particles are attracted to the magnetic poles (north pole = northern lights and south poles = southern lights).
This phenomenon occurs year-round but is seen for natural reasons only in the dark and in clear weather. In Greenland it is best in autumn and winter. Some places are better than others.

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