May weather forecast
Ilulissat, Greenland

Weather in May

The last month of the spring, May, is a wintry month in Ilulissat, Greenland, with an average temperature varying between -3°C (26.6°F) and 3°C (37.4°F).

Temperature

In Ilulissat, Greenland, the average high-temperature in May increases considerably from a freezing cold -5°C (23°F) in April to a cold 3°C (37.4°F). In May, in Ilulissat, the average low-temperature is -3°C (26.6°F).

Rainfall

In Ilulissat, during May, the rain falls for 7 days and regularly aggregates up to 16mm (0.63") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 96 rainfall days, and 244mm (9.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Ilulissat, Greenland, the average seawater temperature in May is -0.2°C (31.6°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Ilulissat is 12h and 34min.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In May, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Ilulissat?

In Ilulissat, Greenland, in May, the average high-temperature is 3°C (37.4°F), and the average low-temperature is -3°C (26.6°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Ilulissat?

In Ilulissat, during May, the rain falls for 7 days and regularly aggregates up to 16mm (0.63") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Ilulissat?

In Ilulissat, in May, the average water temperature is -0.2°C (31.6°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the average length of the day in May in Ilulissat?

In May, the average day length is 12h and 34min.

How many hours of sunshine does Ilulissat have in May?

The average sunshine duration in May is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Ilulissat?

The average daily maximum UV index in May is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Ilulissat, Greenland

Average temperature in May - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in May: 3°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 May: -3°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).

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Average rainfall in May
Ilulissat, Greenland

Average rainfall in May - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in May: 16mm

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

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Average rainfall days in May
Ilulissat, Greenland

Average rainfall days in May - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in May: 7 days

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

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Average sea temperature in May
Ilulissat, Greenland

Average sea temperature in May - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in May: -0.2°C

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

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Ilulissat, Greenland

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 34min

The month with the longest days is August (Average daylight: 17h and 48min).
The months with the shortest days are June and December (Average daylight: 0h and 0min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 9h

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

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Average UV index in May
Ilulissat, Greenland

Average UV index in May - Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Average UV index in May: 3

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

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