This page features Alaska Weather and Climate information across the state — Spoiler Alert: Mostly, it's Cold!
Shown above, a summer traveller backpacking in Alaska.
What is the difference between Weather and Climate?
Weather and climate are closely related, although weather has more to do with current conditions of temperature and humidity, where climate is more of an average calculation over time, derived from daily weather conditions.
Much of the state of Alaska is characterized by long, cold, snowy winters, and short, cool summers.
During summer months, the temperature in the warmest (southernmost) parts of Alaska range from 40° to 60° F (4° to 15° C).
During winter months, temperatures in Alaska range from 0° to -30° F (18° to -35° C).
Is Alaska Weather for You?
Scroll down for charts, tables and stats pertaining to the average annual weather and climate conditions for the state of Alaska.
Above: A map showing Alaska's average annual rainfall, in millimeters.
The table below shows temperature measured on the Fahrenheit scale, and snowfall measured in inches.
Avg High Avg Low Avg Snowfall
Jan 23 11 11
Feb 27 14 11
Mar 34 19 10
April 44 29 04
May 56 40 0
June 63 48 0
July 65 52 0
August 64 50 0
September 55 42 0
October 40 29 8
November 28 17 13
December 25 13 17
Above: Frozen Alaskan landscape at sunset
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