July weather forecast

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Weather in July

July is typically the warmest month in Greenland, marking the height of the brief Arctic summer. Coastal regions experience the year's highest temperatures, averaging between 10°C (50°F) and 15°C (59°F). Despite this relative warmth, the inland ice cap areas retain their chill, with average temperatures lingering around -2°C (28.4°F).

In the capital city, Nuuk, July sees average temperatures of 10°C (50°F), providing a marked contrast to the freezing conditions experienced in the long winter months. Daylight continues to dominate, although the Midnight Sun phenomenon begins to wane towards the end of the month.

Further north in Ilulissat, average temperatures hover around 6°C (42.8°F) in July. Despite its more northerly location, the city still benefits from long daylight hours, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities.

Compared to June, July experiences a slight increase in temperature but a decrease in daylight hours. However, it still offers similar conditions in terms of warmth and brightness, making outdoor exploration and wildlife viewing highly enjoyable. The transition from July to August is usually marked by a decline in temperatures and a significant reduction in daylight hours, signalling the gradual approach of autumn. The relatively mild conditions of July, combined with the diverse range of flora and fauna that flourish in the summer, make it one of the best times to visit Greenland.

  • Nuuk - July »
    In Nuuk, during July, snow falls for 0.1 days. In Nuuk, in July, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 86mm (3.39") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Sisimiut - July »
    In Sisimiut in July, it is raining for 10.3 days, with typically 44mm (1.73") of accumulated precipitation. In July, in Sisimiut the rain falls for 10.3 days.
  • Ilulissat - July »
    July is Ilulissat's warmest month, registering average high temperatures of 11°C (51.8°F) and lows of 5°C (41°F). In Ilulissat, the month of July is known for its highest average temperatures, reaching a high of 11°C (51.8°F) and a low of 5°C (41°F).
  • Qaqortoq - July »
    July is Qaqortoq's warmest month with maximum temperatures reaching up to 11.1°C (52°F) and rainfall averaging at 97mm (3.82"), the highest for the year. July, marked by an average high-temperature of 11.1°C (52°F) and a low-temperature of 3.3°C (37.9°F), is the warmest month in Qaqortoq, Greenland.
  • Aasiaat - July »
    Aasiaat's warmest month, July, holds the year's highest temperature records with averages soaring to 8.1°C (46.6°F) and lows only dropping to around 4°C (39.2°F). The level of rainfall also experiences a sharp increase, making July the wettest month of the year in Aasiaat.
  • Maniitsoq - July »
    On the last day of July, in Maniitsoq, sunrise is at 04:21 and sunset at 22:54 -02. In July, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 02:31 and sunset at 00:39.
  • Narsaq - July »
    July, August, October and December are months with the least rain in Narsaq when the rain falls for 9.6 days and typically aggregates up to 20mm (0.79") of rain. In Narsaq during July, the rain falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 20mm (0.79") of precipitation.
  • Paamiut - July »
    In true mid-year fashion, July sits at the pinnacle of temperature highs in Paamiut recording an average fluctuation from 2.8°C (37°F) to 8.8°C (47.8°F). In Paamiut temperatures reach their average annual highs in July, measuring 8.8°C (47.8°F) and a minimum average of 2.8°C (37°F).
  • Uummannaq - July »
    On the first day of July in Uummannaq sunrise is at 22:00 and sunset at 22:00. July's weather in Uummannaq, Greenland, is quite similar to June's, maintaining a steady pattern of longer days and milder temperatures.
  • Nanortalik - July »
    On the last day of July, in Nanortalik, sunrise is at 04:38 and sunset at 21:36 -02. July is the month with the least rainfall in Nanortalik, with 30mm (1.18") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Qasigiannguit - July »
    In July, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 22:00 and sunset at 22:00. What time are sunrise and sunset in July in Qasigiannguit?
  • Upernavik - July »
    The months with the shortest days in Upernavik are June, July and December, with an average of 0h and 0min of daylight. The months with the highest UV index in Upernavik, Greenland, are June and July, with an average maximum UV index of 3.


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