Average Weather in June at Paamiut Airport Greenland
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 42°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 53°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 35°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Paamiut Airport typically range from 40°F to 48°F, while on February 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 14°F to 24°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in June
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in June
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Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States (3,280 miles away) and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia (4,343 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Paamiut Airport (view comparison).
The month of June at Paamiut Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 62% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is June 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.
For reference, on February 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on October 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 44%.
Cloud Cover Categories in June
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Paamiut Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is gradually increasing, starting the month at 29% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on September 11, and its lowest chance is 23% on March 8.
Over the course of June at Paamiut Airport, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 26% to 31%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 2% to 0%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in June
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during June at Paamiut Airport is increasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 3.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.6 inches or falls below 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in June
Over the course of June at Paamiut Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 31 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 4 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 25 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 19 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 19 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June
The latest sunrise of the month at Paamiut Airport is 3:45 AM on June 1 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 3:27 AM on June 19.
The earliest sunset is 10:49 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 11:13 PM on June 22.
Daylight saving time is observed at Paamiut Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during June, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:27 AM and sets 19 hours, 45 minutes later, at 11:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:42 AM and sets 5 hours, 9 minutes later, at 2:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for June 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in June
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at Paamiut Airport is essentially constant during June, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in June
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Paamiut Airport is decreasing during June, decreasing from 10.4 miles per hour to 9.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.6 miles per hour, while on July 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in June
The hourly average wind direction at Paamiut Airport throughout June is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 37% on June 13.
Wind Direction in June
Paamiut Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature at Paamiut Airport is gradually increasing during June, rising by 2°F, from 35°F to 37°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in June
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at Paamiut Airport typically lasts for 3.2 months (100 days), from around June 7 to around September 15, rarely starting before May 15 or after July 7, and rarely ending before August 23 or after October 3.
During June at Paamiut Airport, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 37% to 84% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in June
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days at Paamiut Airport are essentially constant during June, remaining within 2°F of 5°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in June
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Paamiut Airport is essentially constant during June, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.7 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 5.8 kWh on June 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Paamiut Airport are 62.013 deg latitude, -49.669 deg longitude, and 157 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Paamiut Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 328 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 52 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,264 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,344 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Paamiut Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (72%) and water (17%), within 10 miles by water (55%) and sparse vegetation (35%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and snow and glaciers (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Paamiut Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Paamiut Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Frederikshaab.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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