We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Alaska, covering the last 12 years up to 2023, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Alaska weather in April.
How cold is it in Alaska during April?
It's extremely cold in Alaska during April. The temperature tops out at around 1℃ during the day, falling away to -7℃ at night. Yikes! The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.
Does it snow in Alaska during April?
Yes, it's very likely that it'll snow, and there will also be ice and snow on the ground, so pack appropriate footwear and clothing.
Does it rain in Alaska during April?
On average, there will be 6 rainy days during the month, amounting to 47.8mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. Of course, some of that rain will actually fall as sleet, snow, and possibly freezing rain. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.
Is it windy in Alaska during April?
You're unlikely to experience any strong winds. Expect a light breeze that picks up slightly at times in April. With cold air temperatures at this time of year, any breeze will feel very cold.
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