Best Time for Alaska Cruises

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Alaska Cruises. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Juneau, Vancouver, Seattle und Skagway. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Alaska Cruises for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -11 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.8712.01 in (2 – 21 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 3.9 °C (Skagway) and 11.2 °C (Seattle)
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Best Time to Visit Alaska Cruises: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 7 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 11 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 12 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 14 °C
MayMay
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NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Up to 8.54 in of rainof rain
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Up to 7.52 in of rainof rain

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Alaska Cruises) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
JuneauMay, June, July, August, and September
VancouverMay, June, July, August, September, and October
SeattleMay, June, July, August, September, and October
SkagwayMay, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Alaska Cruises

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Juneau

Climate Chart Juneau
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Vancouver

Climate Chart Vancouver
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Seattle

Climate Chart Seattle
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Skagway

Climate Chart Skagway
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Alaska Cruises

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Alaska Cruises, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Juneau (Alaska Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-3°13°16°18°17°13°-0°
Night Temperature-9°-6°-4°-0°-2°-6°
Precipitation (inch)6.345.945.24.654.763.864.496.739.4912.018.157.17
Hours of Sunshine335687654222
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The annual average temperature in Juneau is 4.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (13.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (-5.8 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 78.78 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): September, October, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 36.81 in

Months that have possible snowfall: all except June, July, August, and September

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Vancouver (Alaska Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°13°16°20°21°22°19°13°
Night Temperature11°13°14°12°
Precipitation (inch)6.465.554.413.312.482.011.381.732.724.767.447.52
Rainy days191613965327182021
Hours of Sunshine456891013118644
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Vancouver is 10.3 °C.

Warmest month: August (18.1 °C)
Coldest month: January (3.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 49.76 inch on 139 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 14.96 in

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Seattle (Alaska Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°12°14°18°21°24°23°20°16°11°
Night Temperature11°13°13°11°
Precipitation (inch)5.674.093.862.441.611.50.871.31.853.465.635.83
Rainy days13101186534591314
Hours of Sunshine2467991097532
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Seattle is 11.2 °C.

Warmest month: July (18.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (4.5 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 38.11 inch on 101 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 9.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.1 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Skagway (Alaska Cruises)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-5°-1°14°18°20°19°14°-3°
Night Temperature-11°-9°-5°-1°10°-5°-9°
Precipitation (inch)3.823.622.872.051.611.381.652.644.456.735.24.65
Hours of Sunshine233578754322
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Skagway is 3.9 °C.

Warmest month: July (14.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (-8 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 40.67 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except June, July, August, and September

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Juneau
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 6 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 9 mph O
Air Pressure: 1015 hPa       Humidity: 96 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 04:56 am
The next days …
17th Nov 201818th Nov 201819th Nov 201820th Nov 201821st Nov 201822nd Nov 2018
snow3 °C to 7 °Cheavy intensity rain6 °C to 8 °Csnow5 °C to 6 °Clight snow0 °C to 1 °Csnow1 °C to 2 °Csnow2 °C to 3 °C
3 °C to 7 °C6 °C to 8 °C5 °C to 6 °C0 °C to 1 °C1 °C to 2 °C2 °C to 3 °C
Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 80 %Clouds: 87 %Clouds: 83 %
1.33 in of rain1.65 in of rain0.89 in of rain0.34 in of rain0.86 in of rain0.28 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Cruises: Regions

Alaska Cruises is part of the holiday destination Cruises. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Alaska Cruises: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Alaska Cruises holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Jana, 48 years old was there in July

    Top weather…Seattle really warm for embarkation and disembarkation, Juneau was a little fresher but enough for whale watching. Skagway blue sky, top view, Glacier Bay fantastic…in the photos sky and sea almost indistinguishable.Ketchigan super weather and Victoria over 25 degrees and sunshine…

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Werner, 70 years old was there in September

    From Juno to Skagway we had good weather – no rainy day

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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