Nuuk Weather in May

What's the weather like in Nuuk (Sermersooq) in May 2023?

The climate in Nuuk during May can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.

May is in the spring in Nuuk and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 3°C (38°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

Nuuk weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 3.4°C 38°F
Nightly temperature -1.8°C 28.9°F
Average temperature 0.8°C 33.4°F
Daily sunshine 3 hrs
Avg rainfall 54 mm 2.1 ins
Rainy days 12 days
Sea temperature 1.5°C 34.7°F
Humidity 84%
Windspeed 16.6kph 10 mph

On average May is the 6th driest month of the year in Nuuk with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Nuuk

Nuuk average temperature in May

May rainfall

Nuuk average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Nuuk average rain in May

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Nuuk in May 2023.

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Nuuk weather stats

Nuuk weather statistics
Hottest month: July 10.3°C 50.5°F
Driest month: January 39mm 1.5ins
Sunniest month: April 5.6hrs
Coldest month: February -5.2°C 22.6°F
Wettest month: August 91mm 3.6ins
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