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July will undoubtedly be cooler and typically wetter than the rest of the Alaskan cruise season but don't let that discourage you from experiencing all the possibilities July cruises bring. While there is a legitimate argument for mid-summer cruises the same can be said for Sept as well.

Alaska Cruise Weather in July

The coastal weather along the Inside Passage of Alaska is promising for Alaska Cruises in July 2014. First lets look at the average temperatures in some of the ports typically visited.

July is the average warmest month of the year throughout Alaska. The days are long and the weather is mild making this a popular time throughout the state.

Juneau Alaska

  • The average high temperature in July Alaska is 60.4°F. In the past 60 years, the highest temperature recorded in July was 90°F and the lowest temperature was 23°F. Overall, the mean daily low in July is 43.8°F.
  • July receives an average of 5.48 inches of precipitation during July. July is the second wettest month behind October in July.

Ketchikan Alaska

  • The average high temperature in Ketchikan Alaska is 56.1°F. In the past 60 years, the highest temperature recorded in Ketchikan was 73°F and the lowest temperature was 23°F. Overall, the mean daily low in July is 43.8°F.
  • Ketchikan receives an average of 7.54 inches of precipitation during July. July is the second wettest month behind October in Ketchikan.

Anchorage Alaska

  • The average high temperature in Anchorage Alaska is 56.1°F. In the past 60 years, the highest temperature recorded in Anchorage was 73°F and the lowest temperature was 23°F. Overall, the mean daily low in July is 43.8°F.
  • Anchorage receives an average of 7.54 inches of precipitation during July. July is the second wettest month behind October in Anchorage.

Fairbanks Alaska

  • The average high temperature in Fairbanks Alaska is 56.1°F. In the past 60 years, the highest temperature recorded in Fairbanks was 73°F and the lowest temperature was 23°F. Overall, the mean daily low in July is 43.8°F.
  • Fairbanks receives an average of 7.54 inches of precipitation during July. July is the second wettest month behind October in Fairbanks.

What's the weather like during an Alaskan Cruise in July?

With the summer solstice just behind us, this far north the days are still very long and the nights so short they nearly don't exist. July is a transitioning month but the change from endless daylight is so slow and gradual at this point one will hardly notice that it is happening.