Quick: What are the four seasons in Alaska? Answer: Winter, June, July, and August. That timeworn classic is only partially true--May and September can also be great summer months. Alaska weather and daylight varies wildly by region and season, from short-sleeves in summer to down jackets in winter; from 7 rainy days in May in Southcentral to 17 rainy days in the Inside Passage. Find out for yourself by reviewing the table below, comparing Alaska's weather to your hometown, or using our daylight calculator.
Summer daytime temperatures range from 55° - 70° F, but you'll feel warmer due to long hours of direct sunlight. Still, know what to wear in Alaska and dress in layers. Also know that the weather gets rainier as summer progresses. Read about the best time to visit Alaska based on all these factors.