Average Weather in February in Uummannaq Greenland
Daily high temperatures are around 5°F, rarely falling below -13°F or exceeding 23°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 5°F on February 16.
Daily low temperatures are around -3°F, rarely falling below -19°F or exceeding 12°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is -4°F on February 27.
For reference, on July 16, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Uummannaq typically range from 44°F to 53°F, while on February 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from -4°F to 5°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on February. 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 February
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The month of February in Uummannaq experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 74% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 17, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 26% of the time.
For reference, on January 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on June 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 50%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Uummannaq, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 26% on August 15, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 12.
Over the course of February in Uummannaq, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 0% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 5% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
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 February in Uummannaq is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during February in Uummannaq is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Due to its extreme latitude, Uummannaq experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
Neither polar day nor polar night occur during the month of February.
Over the course of February in Uummannaq, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 4 hours, 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 10 minutes, 25 seconds, and weekly increase of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 4 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 9 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Uummannaq is 10:23 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 22 minutes earlier at 8:01 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 3:01 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 5:21 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Uummannaq during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 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 February
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 in Uummannaq is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
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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 in Uummannaq is gradually decreasing during February, decreasing from 6.9 miles per hour to 6.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on November 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on July 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Uummannaq throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 60% on February 1.
Wind Direction in February
Uummannaq 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 in Uummannaq is essentially constant during February, remaining around 30°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
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 in Uummannaq typically lasts for 2.8 months (86 days), from around June 3 to around August 28, rarely starting before May 18 or after June 20, and rarely ending before August 10 or after September 15.
The month of February in Uummannaq is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
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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 in Uummannaq are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
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 in Uummannaq is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 0.1 kWh to 0.7 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Uummannaq are 70.675 deg latitude, -52.126 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Uummannaq contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,473 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 39 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,512 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,270 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Uummannaq is covered by water (78%) and sparse vegetation (15%), within 10 miles by water (62%) and sparse vegetation (20%), and within 50 miles by snow and glaciers (40%) and water (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Uummannaq, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Uummannaq is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Uummannaq, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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 .
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