Know What to Expect

Because Alaska is so big, the climate here can vary from one part of the state to another. Seasonal changes also contribute to varying weather conditions throughout Alaska. No matter where you are or what you are doing, it is important to plan for a variety of conditions. We highly suggest dressing in layers and packing a pair of gloves/mittens and a hat, regardless of when/where you are traveling in Alaska. Conditions can change quickly and it’s best to pack an extra layer or two, especially when your travel plans include any kind of water-based activity.

Below, please find some average temperatures by month for various regions of the state to help provide an idea of what to expect, based on when visiting.

A weather map detailing typical weather trends for southcentral Alaska.
A daylight graph for southcentral Alaska.

Weather in Anchorage, Alaska

A weather map detailing typical weather trends for interior Alaska.
A daylight graph for interior Alaska.

Weather in Fairbanks, Alaska

A weather map detailing typical weather trends for southeastern Alaska.
A daylight graph for southeastern Alaska.

Weather in Juneau, Alaska

A weather map detailing typical weather trends for northern Alaska.
A daylight graph for northern Alaska.

Weather in Nome, Alaska

A weather map detailing typical weather trends for southwestern Alaska.
A daylight graph for southwestern Alaska.

Weather in Kodiak, Alaska