Alaska Weather Facts

Alaska Weather Facts
Two things usually prove daunting for those planning a visit to Alaska: distance and weather. The latter is a special concern, as the northerly state shares latitudes with infamously cold places like the Yukon and Siberia.

The Far North

Even in the far north of Alaska, it is not always freezing. In July and August, the average nightly low climbs just above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 40s.


Denali National Park

The summer at Denali National Park, in the central interior of the state, peaks in July. Normal daytime highs average 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and the nightly lows average 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

The South Coast

The summer weather around southern coastal locations like Anchorage and Juneau see highs in the mid 50s to the mid 60s, and lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s at night.

Midnight Sun: Northern Alaska

In northern Alaska, the "midnight sun" can be extreme with June and July seeing daylight all around the clock, 24 hours a day.

Midnight Sun: Interior

In the interior, the midnight sun is only a little better in the Denali area. In June, there are 21 hours of daylight each day, and in July there are 20.


Winter in Alaska can be brutal. In an interior location, like Denali National Park, highs range between 0 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows can reach a chilling -40 degrees Fahrenheit.


Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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