Nuuk
Greenland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Nuuk, Greenland

A sunny winter day in Nuuk city, Greenland with snow cover, and a river and snowy mountains in the distance
A sunny winter day in Nuuk city, Greenland with snow cover, and a river and snowy mountains in the distance
The last month of the summer, August, is also a frosty month in Nuuk, Greenland, with temperature in the range of an average high of 9.3°C (48.7°F) and an average low of 3.5°C (38.3°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still chilly 9.3°C (48.7°F). In Nuuk, in August, the average low-temperature is 3.5°C (38.3°F).

Rainfall

In Nuuk, during August, the rain falls for 12.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 85mm (3.3") of precipitation. In Nuuk, Greenland, during the entire year, the rain falls for 159.6 days and collects up to 752mm (29.6") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Nuuk, with an average sea temperature of 4.1°C (39.4°F). 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 August is 16.3h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Nuuk is 4h.

UV index

In Nuuk, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 3 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in August in Nuuk?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Nuuk, Greenland, is 9.3°C (48.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 3.5°C (38.3°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, Greenland, in August, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 85mm (3.3") of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in August in Nuuk?

In August, in Nuuk, Greenland, snow falls for 0.2 days.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Nuuk?

The month with the warmest seawater in Nuuk is August, with an average sea temperature of 4.1°C (39.4°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.

What is the water temperature in August in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, Greenland, the average seawater temperature in August is 4.1°C (39.4°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 Nuuk have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Nuuk is 16.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Nuuk have in August?

The average sunshine in August in Nuuk is 4h.

How high is the UV index in August in Nuuk?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Nuuk is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in August: 9.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (9.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is March (-5.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 3.5°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (3.5°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are February and March (-10.7°C).

Average rainfall in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in August: 85mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (89mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (40mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (15.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (10.5 days).

Average snowfall days in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is March (14.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in August: 4.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (-0.9°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average daylight in August: 16.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.4h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 4h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 1).

Average UV index in August - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average UV index in August: 3

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