April weather forecast

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Weather in April

In Greenland, April signifies the arrival of spring, which brings about substantial transformations in the landscape and climate. While the country remains considerably cold, temperatures in coastal areas experience an upward trend, averaging between -4°C (24.8°F) and 1°C (33.8°F). However, the inland regions continue to be characterized by icy conditions, with temperatures often remaining below -15°C (5°F).

In the capital city, Nuuk, April is a month of transition with the average temperature hovering around freezing point. Snow starts to melt, rivers begin to thaw, and the length of daylight hours extends significantly, making the days noticeably brighter. As the snow cover recedes, the city's landscape undergoes a visible change.

In Ilulissat, situated further north, April still experiences temperatures below freezing, averaging -6°C (21.2°F). Despite the chilly conditions, longer daylight hours and the receding Polar Night contribute to a sense of spring's arrival.

Compared to March, April presents warmer temperatures and extended daylight hours, contributing to the rapid melting of snow and ice. The thawing environment brings about a palpable sense of rejuvenation throughout the country. However, Greenland's spring, as represented by April, is still cooler and snowier than in many other parts of the world. The transition from April's weather to the more moderate conditions of May is particularly noteworthy, as the latter month often witnesses temperatures exceeding the freezing point, especially in the southern and coastal regions.

  • Nuuk - April »
    In Nuuk during April, the rain falls for 13.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation. In Nuuk during April, snow falls for 11.4 days.
  • Sisimiut - April »
    The shift into April in Sisimiut is characterized by a rise in the average high-temperature, transitioning from March's extreme cold -10.1°C (13.8°F) to a freezing cold -3.6°C (25.5°F). In Sisimiut, in April, during 10.7 rainfall days, 28mm (1.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.
  • Ilulissat - April »
    The arrival of April in Ilulissat sees a shift in the average high-temperature, moving from an extreme cold -12°C (10.4°F) in March to a freezing cold -5°C (23°F). On the first day of April in Ilulissat, Greenland, sunrise is at 06:29 and sunset at 20:27.
  • Qaqortoq - April »
    April in Qaqortoq sees a significant rise in temperatures soaring up to 2.8°C (37°F) with lows of -4.4°C (24.1°F), marking the advent of spring. On the first day of April in Qaqortoq, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 19:48.
  • Aasiaat - April »
    In Aasiaat, in April, during 12.5 snowfall days, 58mm (2.28") of snow is typically accumulated. In Aasiaat, Greenland, in April, during 4 rainfall days, 11mm (0.43") of precipitation is typically accumulated.
  • Maniitsoq - April »
    In Maniitsoq, Greenland, in April, the average water temperature is 0°C (32°F). In Maniitsoq the average seawater temperature in April is 0°C (32°F).
  • Narsaq - April »
    In Narsaq in April, during 9 snowfall days, 101mm (3.98") of snow is typically accumulated. In Narsaq during April, snow falls for 9 days and regularly aggregates up to 101mm (3.98") of snow.
  • Paamiut - April »
    In April, in Paamiut the rain falls for 9 days. April in Paamiut, Greenland, signals the advent of spring with temperatures ranging from a low of -5.7°C (21.7°F) to a relatively warmer high of 0.6°C (33.1°F).
  • Uummannaq - April »
    April's weather showcases a marked change from March’s frigid atmosphere, though Uummannaq, Greenland remains relatively cold. On the first day of April in Uummannaq sunrise is at 06:28 and sunset at 20:36.
  • Nanortalik - April »
    With an average sea temperature of -1.3°C (29.7°F), April is the month with the coldest seawater in Nanortalik, Greenland. On the first day of April in Nanortalik, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 19:44.
  • Qasigiannguit - April »
    On the last day of April, in Qasigiannguit, sunrise is at 04:15 and sunset at 22:28 -02. In Qasigiannguit the average seawater temperature in April is -1.2°C (29.8°F).
  • Upernavik - April »
    With an average of 17h and 18min of daylight, April has the longest days of the year in Upernavik, Greenland. As Upernavik, Greenland, transitions into April, the average high-temperature shows a change, moving from an arctic cold -16.4°C (2.5°F) in March to a subzero cold -9.5°C (14.9°F).


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