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Ammassalik Climate & Temperature

  • Ammassalik, Greenland is at 65°36'N, 37°38'W, 56 m (183 ft). See map.
  • Ammassalik has a polar tundra climate with no true summer (Köppen-Geiger classification: ET).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Ammassalik is situated in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is -1.7 degrees Celsius (29 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.6 °C (26.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Ammassalik Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 984 mm (38.7 inches) which is equivalent to 984 Litres/m² (24.14 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1475 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Ammassalik you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.

Ammassalik Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (25) -4 (25) -4 (25) 0 (33) 5 (40) 8 (47) 11 (52) 10 (51) 7 (44) 2 (36) -2 (29) -4 (25) 2 (36)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (19) -8 (18) -8 (17) -4 (25) 1 (33) 4 (39) 6 (44) 6 (43) 3 (38) -1 (31) -5 (24) -7 (19) -2 (29)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (12) -12 (11) -12 (11) -8 (19) -2 (28) 1 (34) 3 (37) 3 (37) 0 (33) -3 (26) -8 (18) -11 (13) -5 (23)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 118 (5) 102 (4) 98 (4) 77 (3) 63 (2) 50 (2) 47 (2) 66 (3) 75 (3) 86 (3) 96 (4) 106 (4) 984 (39)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 11 (35) 11 (39) 11 (35) 10 (33) 9 (29) 8 (27) 7 (23) 8 (26) 11 (37) 12 (39) 12 (40) 11 (35) 121 (33)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 0h 01' 1h 20' 3h 34' 5h 30' 7h 36' 7h 44' 9h 07' 6h 44' 4h 26' 1h 44' 0h 26' 0h 00' 4h 02'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 5h 04' 8h 33' 12h 05' 15h 42' 19h 22' 22h 10' 20h 45' 17h 07' 13h 28' 9h 50' 6h 11' 3h 29' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 1 (99) 17 (83) 32 (68) 37 (63) 41 (59) 36 (64) 46 (54) 41 (59) 35 (65) 19 (81) 8 (92) 0 (100) 34 (66)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 4.7 14 24.8 36.4 44.6 47.8 44.8 36.4 25 13.6 4.5 1.3 24.8

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