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Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Temperature

  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is at 7631'N, 6845'W, 59 m (194 ft). See map.
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a polar tundra climate with no true summer (Kppen-Geiger classification: ET).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is situated in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is -11.2 degrees Celsius (11.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 29.2 °C (52.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 124 mm (4.9 inches) which is equivalent to 124 Litres/m (3.04 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica where you would find a Ice Cap climate.

Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-2) -21 (-5) -20 (-4) -13 (9) -3 (27) 4 (40) 7 (45) 6 (43) 1 (33) -7 (20) -13 (9) -18 (0) -8 (18)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -23 (-10) -25 (-12) -24 (-11) -17 (1) -6 (22) 2 (35) 5 (40) 4 (39) -2 (29) -10 (14) -17 (2) -22 (-7) -11 (12)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-17) -28 (-19) -28 (-18) -21 (-6) -9 (17) -1 (31) 2 (36) 2 (35) -4 (25) -13 (9) -20 (-4) -25 (-13) -14 (6)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 6 (0) 6 (0) 4 (0) 6 (0) 7 (0) 7 (0) 16 (1) 24 (1) 18 (1) 12 (0) 10 (0) 8 (0) 124 (5)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 3 (10) 5 (18) 4 (13) 4 (13) 5 (16) 4 (13) 6 (19) 6 (19) 6 (20) 7 (23) 7 (23) 6 (19) 63 (17)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 0h 00' 0h 10' 4h 07' 9h 48' 10h 03' 9h 30' 8h 40' 7h 11' 4h 14' 0h 52' 0h 00' 0h 00' 4h 34'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 0h 50' 3h 00' 11h 21' 19h 16' 0h 50' 0h 50' 0h 50' 22h 33' 14h 05' 6h 05' 0h 50' 0h 50' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). -6.3 3.3 13.9 25.5 33.8 36.9 33.9 25.5 14.1 2.9 -6.5 -9.9 13.9

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