Phone:+299 31 40 30 Emergency:+299 48 64 37
+299 31 40 30 +299 48 64 37


Weather Station is located at Ny Atlantkaj


In general


S storms/hurricanes, especially when caused by a Southeaster that has blown further S, can occur without warning and blow hard into the area in the autumn and winter. These storms/hurricanes create waves and cause a swell in Outer port, and a strong rip tide in connection with a falling tide. The S storms are also felt strongly in the narrow Inner port. Tidal and fjord winds blow strongly in the harbour and at anchorages.


During the summer, low-lying coastal fog often spread E and settle close to the Outer port. S and SW winds often produce precipitation and poor visibility. Fog may occur during extremely cold winters that coincide with a polar ice period and when there is a great deal of bergy bits and/or glacial ice in Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjord). Frosty mist can be very dense in the harbour.


Ice Condition

Source: Danish Meteorological Institute

Ice charts showing the ice Conditions along the Greenlandic coast can be found at Danish Meteorological Institute

Tides at Nuuk

Source: Danish Meteorological Institute



Umiarsualivik (Skibshavn): The tide flows at 1-2 knots.

Gl. Atlantkaj: The coastal countercurrent flows N with falling tide and S with rising tide.

Feederkaj and Ny Atlantkaj: Close to the quay, the coastal countercurrent flows N with a falling tide and S with a rising tide.

Skonnertkaj: A coastal countercurrent flows NE with a falling tide and SW with a rising tide

On the stretch of coast between Nuup Saava (Godthåb Red/Kolonihavnen) and Umiarsualivik (Skibshavn), a strong current can flow along the coast, even when not due to the tide turning. This changes direction S of the peninsula and is strongest off Noorliit Nuunnguat (Tyskernæsset).


January - March

April - June

July - September

October - December