Best Time To Visit Anchorage, Alaska

Best Time To Go To Anchorage

Anchorage's climate is mostly subartic and hence the best time to visit this place is during the months from May to October.

  • May to October: The months from May to September are easily the best time to visit, when there’s about 19 hours of sunlight everyday. The period from June to August is quite crowded and hence you have to book your hotel room, well in advance.
  • November to February: If you do plan to come in winter, make sure you are wearing some good number of layers of woolen clothes. It freezes up there in North and it’s fun as well. There is about 5 hours of sunlight everyday and hence it makes an ideal time for skiing as well. During these months, you can also witness the stunning Northern lights.
  • March-April: This is the time when Spring knocks at the door of Anchorage. The weather is mild with nights being cold. Hence, it is a perfect time to explore the city and wilderness. Moreover, this is the off season and hence a treat for budget travellers.

Climate in Anchorage

Know weather for your travel dates:

23-Apr-2018
Today 23 Apr

47

36

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Wind:2.78 m/s

Humidity:57%

Precipitation:0.06%

  • Tue 24 Apr
    44 | 37

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 25 Apr
    48 | 36

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Thu 26 Apr
    42 | 35

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 27 Apr
    45 | 38

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 28 Apr
    47 | 35

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 29 Apr
    46 | 36

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Anchorage

Average Temperature in Anchorage by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 12℉

Minimum temperature: -18℉

Maximum temperature: 43℉

Feb

Average temperature: 19℉

Minimum temperature: -8℉

Maximum temperature: 41℉

Mar

Average temperature: 18℉

Minimum temperature: -9℉

Maximum temperature: 34℉

Apr

Average temperature: 39℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

May

Average temperature: 47℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Jun

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Jul

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Aug

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Sep

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 63℉

Oct

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 14℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Nov

Average temperature: 20℉

Minimum temperature: -0℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

Dec

Average temperature: 14℉

Minimum temperature: -8℉

Maximum temperature: 32℉

Highest temperature in Anchorage is recorded as 75.2℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Anchorage is recorded as -18.4℉ in January.

Average Rain in Anchorage by Month (in mm)

  • 80
  • 60
  • 40
  • 20 0
Jan

Average Rain: 12.64 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 91.38 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 8.46 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 55.72 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 5.99 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 164.1 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 4.7 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 57.3 mm

May

Average Rain: 19.82 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 133.14 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 14.61 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 147.1 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 37.66 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 257.01 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 71.32 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 275.6 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 49.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 303.46 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 53.34 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 413.43 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 12.39 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 176.54 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 10.39 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 68.15 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Anchorage is 413.43 mm in October.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Anchorage is April.

Average Humidity in Anchorage by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Feb

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 53%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Mar

Average Humidity: 58%

Minimum Humidity: 31%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Apr

Average Humidity: 66%

Minimum Humidity: 45%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

May

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Jun

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 44%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Jul

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 64%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Aug

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Sep

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Oct

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 48%

Maximum Humidity: 99%

Nov

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 99%

Dec

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Most humid month in Anchorage is November.

Least humid month in Anchorage is March.

Best time to visit Anchorage Attractions in April

  • Best time to visit Eklutna Lake in Anchorage
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Portage Glacier in Anchorage
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Anchorage
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Alyeska Aerial Tram in Anchorage
    • Everyday ( 17th April to 30th April ) : Closed
    • Everyday ( 1st April to 16th April ) : 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM