Nuuk
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

October 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
October, the same as September, is a wintry autumn month in Nuuk, Greenland, with average temperature varying between 0°C (32°F) and 1.4°C (34.5°F).

Temperature

In Nuuk, the average high-temperature in October marginally drops, from a frosty 6°C (42.8°F) in September, to a cold 1.4°C (34.5°F). In Nuuk, in October, the average low-temperature is 0°C (32°F).

Rainfall

In October, in Nuuk, the rain falls for 13.5 days. Throughout October, 66mm (2.6") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Nuuk, there are 159.6 rainfall days, and 752mm (29.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December. In October, in Nuuk, snow falls for 9.8 days. In Nuuk, during the entire year, snow falls for 104.7 days.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature is 1.6°C (34.9°F).
Note: 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 in October is 9.7h.

Sunshine

In Nuuk, Greenland, the average sunshine is 2h.

UV index

In Nuuk, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in October transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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 October in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, in October, the average high-temperature is 1.4°C (34.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 0°C (32°F).

How many days does it rain in October in Nuuk?

In October, the rain falls for 13.5 days. Throughout October, 66mm (2.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in October in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, during October, snow falls for 9.8 days.

How cold is the water in October in Nuuk?

In October, the average sea temperature is 1.6°C (34.9°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 October?

The average length of the day in October in Nuuk is 9.7h.

How many hours of sunshine does Nuuk have in October?

In Nuuk, the average sunshine in October is 2h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Nuuk?

In Nuuk, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in October: 1.4°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 October: 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 October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in October: 66mm

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

Average rainfall days in October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.5 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 October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average snowfall days in October: 9.8 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 October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in October: 1.6°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average daylight in October: 9.7h

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 October: 2h

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 October - Nuuk, Greenland
  • Average UV index in October: 1

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).