Qaanaaq
Greenland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Qaanaaq, Greenland

December, the first month of the winter, in Qaanaaq, is also an arctic cold month, with temperature in the range of an average low of -25°C (-13°F) and an average high of -17.8°C (-0°F).

Temperature

In Qaanaaq, the average high-temperature marginally drops, from an extreme cold -12.9°C (8.8°F) in November, to a polar cold -17.8°C (-0°F). In December, the average low-temperature is -25°C (-13°F).

Humidity

In Qaanaaq, Greenland, the average relative humidity is 67%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout December, 8mm (0.3") of precipitation is accumulated. In Qaanaaq, during the entire year, the rain falls for 31 days and collects up to 124mm (4.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January through April and December, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Qaanaaq, Greenland.
Note: 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.

Daylight

January, November and December, with an average of 0h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Qaanaaq.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January, November and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Qaanaaq are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.

What is the temperature in December in Qaanaaq?

In December, in Qaanaaq, the average high-temperature is -17.8°C (-0°F), and the average low-temperature is -25°C (-13°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Qaanaaq?

In Qaanaaq, the average relative humidity in December is 67%.

How many days does it rain in December in Qaanaaq?

In Qaanaaq, in December, it is raining for 2 days, with typically 8mm (0.3") of accumulated precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Qaanaaq?

January through April and December, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater.

What is the sea temperature in December in Qaanaaq?

In December, the average sea temperature is -2°C (28.4°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 Qaanaaq?

Months with the shortest days in Qaanaaq, Greenland, are January, November and December, with an average of 0h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Qaanaaq have in December?

In Qaanaaq, Greenland, the average length of the day in December is 0h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Qaanaaq?

January, November and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Qaanaaq.

How long on average sun shines in December in Qaanaaq?

In Qaanaaq, Greenland, the average sunshine in December is 0h.

When is the lowest UV index in Qaanaaq?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Qaanaaq.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Qaanaaq?

In Qaanaaq, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Average high temperature in December: -17.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (7.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-20.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -25°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (2.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-28.4°C).

Average humidity in December - Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Average humidity in December: 67%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (72%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62%).

Average rainfall in December - Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Average rainfall in December: 8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (24mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (4mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July, August and September (4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is March (1 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Average sea temperature in December: -2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (2°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April and December (-2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Qaanaaq, Greenland
  • Average daylight in December: 0h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 0h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 0).

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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 0).