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Anchorage, Alaska Climate & Temperature

  • Anchorage, Alaska, Usa is at 619'N, 14959'W, 44 m (144 ft). See map.
  • Anchorage, Alaska has a snow dry, cool summer climate with at least one month colder than -3 C. This climate is usually at the highest elevations near locations that are warm temperate with dry, hot summers (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dsc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Anchorage, Alaska is situated in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 2.2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.2 °C (43.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Anchorage, Alaska Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -4.9°C (23.2°F) on average falling to -12.2°C (10°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 6.3°C (43.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -1.9°C (28.5°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 17.3°C (63.2°F) and average low temperatures are 9.7°C (49.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 5°C (40.9°F) during the day and lows of -2°C (28.5°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 404.1 mm (15.9 inches) which is equivalent to 404.1 Litres/m (9.91 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1992 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Anchorage, Alaska you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Marion Island, South Africa.

Anchorage, Alaska Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (21) -3 (26) 1 (33) 6 (43) 12 (54) 16 (62) 18 (65) 17 (63) 13 (55) 5 (40) -3 (27) -5 (22) 6 (43)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (15) -7 (19) -4 (26) 2 (36) 8 (47) 12 (54) 15 (58) 14 (56) 9 (48) 1 (35) -6 (21) -9 (16) 2 (36)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (8) -11 (11) -8 (18) -2 (29) 4 (39) 8 (47) 11 (52) 10 (49) 5 (42) -2 (29) -9 (15) -12 (10) -2 (29)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 20 (1) 20 (1) 18 (1) 17 (1) 19 (1) 29 (1) 43 (2) 62 (2) 69 (3) 52 (2) 28 (1) 28 (1) 404 (16)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 7 (25) 7 (23) 5 (17) 5 (16) 7 (23) 11 (35) 14 (45) 14 (47) 10 (32) 8 (27) 8 (26) 104 (28)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 30' 4h 02' 6h 46' 8h 28' 8h 38' 9h 36' 8h 13' 5h 56' 4h 16' 3h 05' 2h 16' 1h 34' 5h 27'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 6h 30' 8h 56' 11h 46' 14h 43' 17h 28' 19h 07' 18h 21' 15h 50' 12h 54' 9h 57' 7h 12' 5h 37' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 41 (59) 47 (53) 60 (40) 59 (41) 51 (49) 51 (49) 46 (54) 38 (62) 34 (66) 32 (68) 33 (67) 30 (70) 45 (55)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 9.2 18.5 29.3 40.9 49.2 52.3 49.2 40.8 29.3 17.9 8.9 5.6 29.2

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