Nuuk
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December 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 first month of the winter, December, is also a subzero cold month in Nuuk, Greenland, with average temperature ranging between min 0°C (32°F) and max -3.5°C (25.7°F).

Temperature

In Nuuk, the average high-temperature in December is almost the same as in November - a still freezing cold -3.5°C (25.7°F). The average low-temperature, is 0°C (32°F).

Rainfall

In Nuuk, during December, the rain falls for 14.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 54mm (2.13") of precipitation. In Nuuk, during the entire year, the rain falls for 159.6 days and collects up to 752mm (29.61") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall. In December, in Nuuk, snow falls for 13.8 days. In Nuuk, during the entire year, snow falls for 104.7 days.

Sea temperature

In Nuuk, the average seawater temperature in December is 0.3°C (32.5°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

With an average of 4.4h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

January, November and December, with an average of 1h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Nuuk are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 0 transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, Greenland, in December, the average high-temperature is -3.5°C (25.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 0°C (32°F).

How much does it rain in Nuuk in December?

In December, in Nuuk, Greenland, the rain falls for 14.4 days. Throughout December, 54mm (2.13") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, Greenland, during December, snow falls for 13.8 days.

How cold is the water in December in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, Greenland, the average seawater temperature in December is 0.3°C (32.5°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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Nuuk?

December has the shortest days of the year in Nuuk, Greenland, with an average of 4.4h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Nuuk?

In December, the average length of the day is 4.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nuuk?

Months with the least sunshine in Nuuk, Greenland, are January, November and December, with an average of 1h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Nuuk have in December?

In Nuuk, Greenland, the average sunshine in December is 1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Nuuk?

Months with the lowest UV index in Nuuk, Greenland, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

How high is the UV index in December in Nuuk?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Nuuk, Greenland, is 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in December: -3.5°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 December: 0°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0°C).

Average rainfall in December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in December: 54mm

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

Average rainfall days in December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in December: 14.4 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 December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average snowfall days in December: 13.8 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 December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in December: 0.3°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 December / Average sunshine in December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average daylight in December: 4.4h

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 December: 1h

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 December - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average UV index in December: 0

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).