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Climate in Sermersooq
(Greenland)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Sermersooq.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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The climate is predominantly frosty cold and in the winter months the mercury column does not even reach the positive range. In the cold season even the maximum temperatures are well below zero. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Less attractive are the cold months from October to April.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Sermersooq
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the region of Sermersooq. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Sermersooq
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 13 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Sermersooq
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.5 mm, the least rain falls in June. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Sermersooq
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Sermersooq are in August, when the water is 2 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Sermersooq
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 76% humidity on average, it is quite dry in November. The highest value of 87% is experienced here in July.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Sermersooq
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
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Map of Sermersooq

Most important cities in the region »Sermersooq«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Greenland. Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Nuuk and Paamiut.

CityPopulationGeo position
Nuuk18,12864° 11' 0"N51° 43' 18"W
Paamiut1,86261° 59' 38"N49° 40' 4"W
Tasiilaq1,82965° 36' 52"N37° 38' 12"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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