Ilulissat
Greenland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Ilulissat, Greenland

January, like December, is a freezing cold winter month in Ilulissat, Greenland, with average temperature ranging between min -17°C (1.4°F) and max -10°C (14°F).

Temperature

In Ilulissat, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a still subzero cold -10°C (14°F). In Ilulissat, the average low-temperature is -17°C (1.4°F).

Rainfall

Months with the least rainfall in Ilulissat are January and March Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 12mm (0.5") of rain.

Sea temperature

In Ilulissat, the average water temperature is -1.2°C (29.8°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Ilulissat, the average length of the day is 2.2h.

Sunshine

January and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Ilulissat.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 0 interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in January in Ilulissat?

In Ilulissat, in January, the average high-temperature is -10°C (14°F), and the average low-temperature is -17°C (1.4°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Ilulissat?

In Ilulissat, Greenland, in January, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 12mm (0.5") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the driest month in Ilulissat?

Months with the least rainfall in Ilulissat, Greenland, are January and March Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 12mm (0.5") of rain.

What is the sea temperature in January in Ilulissat?

In January, the average sea temperature is -1.2°C (29.8°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

How many hours of daylight does Ilulissat have in January?

The average length of the day in January in Ilulissat, Greenland, is 2.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Ilulissat?

January and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Ilulissat?

In Ilulissat, Greenland, the average sunshine in January is 0h.

When is the lowest UV index in Ilulissat?

January, February, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in January in Ilulissat?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Ilulissat is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in January: -10°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (11°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is March (-12°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -17°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (-19°C).

Average rainfall in January - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in January: 12mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (35mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January and March (12mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are March, April, September and November (9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February, May, June and July (7 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in January: -1.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (3.4°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (-1.4°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average daylight in January: 2.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 0h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in January - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average UV index in January: 0

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).