Nuuk
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January 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
January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Nuuk, Greenland, with average temperature ranging between max -4.6°C (23.7°F) and min -10°C (14°F).

Temperature

In Nuuk, Greenland, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a still freezing cold -4.6°C (23.7°F). In January, in Nuuk, Greenland, the average low-temperature is -10°C (14°F).

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Nuuk. Rain falls for 13.8 days and accumulates 40mm (1.6") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Nuuk are January through December.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature is -0.3°C (31.5°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In Nuuk, the average length of the day is 5.6h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and 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 ordinary person.
The daily maximum UV index of 0 in January interpret into the following advice:
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. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in January in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, Greenland, in January, the average high-temperature is -4.6°C (23.7°F), and the average low-temperature is -10°C (14°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, in January, it is raining for 13.8 days, with typically 40mm (1.6") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the driest month in Nuuk?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Nuuk, Greenland. Rain falls for 13.8 days and accumulates 40mm (1.6") of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Nuuk?

In January, in Nuuk, Greenland, snow falls for 13.6 days.

How cold is the water in January in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, the average seawater temperature in January is -0.3°C (31.5°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 January in Nuuk?

In January, the average length of the day in Nuuk, Greenland, is 5.6h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nuuk?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Nuuk have in January?

In Nuuk, the average sunshine in January 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 January in Nuuk?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Nuuk, Greenland, is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in January: -4.6°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 January: -10°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 January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in January: 40mm

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

Average rainfall days in January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in January: 13.8 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 January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average snowfall days in January: 13.6 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 January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in January: -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 January / Average sunshine in January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average daylight in January: 5.6h

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 January: 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 January - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average UV index in January: 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).