Narsarsuaq
Greenland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

May weather forecast and climate
Narsarsuaq, Greenland

May, the last month of the spring, in Narsarsuaq, is a chilly month, with average temperature ranging between max 8.9°C (48°F) and min 1.4°C (34.5°F).

Temperature

In Narsarsuaq, the average high-temperature rises, from a wintry 3.7°C (38.7°F) in April, to a chilly 8.9°C (48°F). In Narsarsuaq, the average low-temperature is 1.4°C (34.5°F).

Rainfall

In Narsarsuaq, Greenland, it is raining for 8.8 days, with typically 37mm (1.5") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 121.8 rainfall days, and 614mm (24.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall.

Sea temperature

In Narsarsuaq, the average seawater temperature in May is 1°C (33.8°F). 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 May, the average length of the day in Narsarsuaq is 17.5h.

Sunshine

In Narsarsuaq, the average sunshine in May is 5.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Narsarsuaq is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 4 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in May in Narsarsuaq?

In Narsarsuaq, in May, the average high-temperature is 8.9°C (48°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.4°C (34.5°F).

How much does it rain in Narsarsuaq in May?

In Narsarsuaq, in May, during 8.8 rainfall days, 37mm (1.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in May in Narsarsuaq?

In Narsarsuaq, Greenland, during May, snow falls for 2.7 days.

How cold is the water in May in Narsarsuaq?

In Narsarsuaq, Greenland, the average seawater temperature in May is 1°C (33.8°F). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Narsarsuaq have in May?

The average length of the day in May in Narsarsuaq is 17.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Narsarsuaq have in May?

In Narsarsuaq, the average sunshine in May is 5.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Narsarsuaq?

In Narsarsuaq, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in May: 8.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (14.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-2.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 1.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (6.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-11.1°C).

Average rainfall in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in May: 37mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (70mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (33mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in May: 8.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (8.2 days).

Average snowfall days in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average snowfall days in May: 2.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in May: 1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (5°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are March and April (0°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average daylight in May: 17.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.7h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 5.7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.6h).

Average UV index in May - Narsarsuaq, Greenland
  • Average UV index in May: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).