The best time to go to Alaska
The best time to visit Alaska is between May and September. As the largest of the US states, the climate in Alaska varies dramatically according to where you are, but as a general rule it is a summer destination, with long hot days and verdant landscape, whilst the winters are dark and cold. Average temperatures hit a pleasant 12-18ºC or 54-64ºF and the further inland you head the higher this reaches, to a maximum of 26ºC or 79ºF around the Fairbanks area. As the summer progresses the chance of rain increases too, with over 50% chance of rain in August.
The rainfall, snowfall and temperatures that average out in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali vary quite widely in any particular month This goes to show the huge differences you get within the same country at one time and what you can expect from the weather when you are there.
Wherever in The Great Land you are hoping to visit, how you plan and what to bring will be important considerations due to the diversity of climates.
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