CLIMATE IN SISIMIUT

The temperature in Greenland depends a lot on where you are and at what time of the year you visit the country. The average temperature is below +10°C in June, July and August in almost every town in Greenland, and all places are below the freezing point from November to April.

Summer temperatures will, because of the low humidity in Greenland, often feels warmer than they really are. If the sun is shining, short-sleeved shirts and t-shirts are perfect. Temperatures in Greenland in the last 130 years has shown a slight upward trend, but on a shorter scale, the 30s and 40s were very warm, and there have generally been decreasing temperatures, most notably on the West Coast. In the recent years, there have been increasing temperatures, which looks like an increasing trend.
On the east coast there has been a growing trend since the mid-70s. The current temperature level is the highest in the period. 2001-2010 was the warmest decade in all periodes, and in 2010 there were a record year temperature several places in Greenland.

Sisimiut is located in the polar climate and in category E within Köppen climate classification. The average temperature is +10°C or lower. The coldest months has an average temperature in February at -10.2 ° C and in March -10.1 ° C. The hottest months are July and August, which have an average temperature of 9.8 °C and 9.3 °C. These are the only months with temperatures of 1 °C on the average minimum temperature. The amount of rainfall is very low in Sisimiut, and most of the rain falls during the period from July to December.
In the following chart you can see a list showing the monthly average temperatures in Sisimiut.

You can check out the local weather forecast here (DMI), here (YR) or here (AccuWeather) and you can check the northern lights forecast here (Aurora – 3 Day Forecast).

Month Maximum Temperature Minimum Temperature Water Temperature Hours of sunshine Precipitation Days
January -10 -17 0 0 10
February -11 -19 0 2 9
March -11 -19 0 4 10
April -4 -12 1 6 10
May 2 -4 2 7 10
June 7 0 4 8 9
July 10 3 5 8 10
August 9 3 5 6 10
September 5 0 4 4 11
October -1 -5 2 2 12
November -4 -10 1 1 13
December -8 -14 0 0 11