The climate in Greenland
Greenland, which since June 2009 has home rule, does little credit to her name: the major part of the country is covered with land ice. The country has a polar climate, but is lies partially to the south of the Arctic circle. However, in summer thanks to the relatively warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, quite pleasant in the fjords of the west and south coasts. Temperatures there are then between 5 and 18 °C. On the night of 21 to 22 June the sun doesn’t set above the Arctic circle: the midnight sun. Inland it is very dry. There is more precipitation on the coast. In winter the mercury can drop to 60 degrees below zero.