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Narsarsuaq Climate & Temperature

  • Narsarsuaq, Greenland is at 61°9'N, 45°24'W, 31 m (102 ft). See map.
  • Narsarsuaq has a subarctic climate that has severe winters, no dry season, with cool, short summers and strong seasonality (Köppen-Geiger classification: Dfc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Narsarsuaq is situated in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 1 degrees Celsius (33.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17 °C (30.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Narsarsuaq Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -2°C (28.4°F) on average falling to -10.5°C (13.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 4.4°C (40°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -3.7°C (25.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 14°C (57.1°F) and average low temperatures are 5.9°C (42.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 4.9°C (40.9°F) during the day and lows of -2.3°C (27.9°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 615 mm (24.2 inches) which is equivalent to 615 Litres/m² (15.08 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1412 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Narsarsuaq you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.

Narsarsuaq Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -2 (29) -1 (31) 4 (40) 10 (49) 13 (56) 15 (59) 14 (57) 10 (49) 4 (40) 1 (33) -2 (28) 5 (42)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (20) -6 (21) -5 (23) 0 (32) 5 (41) 8 (47) 10 (50) 9 (49) 6 (42) 0 (33) -3 (26) -6 (21) 1 (34)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (12) -10 (14) -9 (16) -4 (25) 2 (35) 5 (41) 7 (44) 6 (43) 2 (36) -3 (28) -7 (20) -10 (14) -3 (27)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 37 (1) 33 (1) 38 (1) 40 (2) 38 (1) 52 (2) 63 (2) 71 (3) 67 (3) 54 (2) 60 (2) 62 (2) 615 (24)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 9 (29) 9 (32) 10 (32) 8 (27) 8 (26) 9 (30) 12 (39) 10 (32) 12 (40) 10 (32) 12 (40) 10 (32) 119 (33)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 1h 01' 1h 56' 3h 54' 5h 56' 5h 56' 6h 20' 5h 38' 6h 05' 4h 16' 2h 56' 1h 34' 0h 42' 3h 51'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 6h 30' 8h 56' 11h 46' 14h 43' 17h 29' 19h 08' 18h 21' 15h 50' 12h 54' 9h 57' 7h 12' 5h 37' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 17 (83) 23 (77) 34 (66) 41 (59) 35 (65) 34 (66) 31 (69) 39 (61) 34 (66) 31 (69) 23 (77) 14 (86) 32 (68)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 9.1 18.4 29.2 40.8 49.1 52.3 49.2 40.8 29.4 18 8.9 5.5 29.2

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