Alaska weather

Our guide to the weather in Alaska during May


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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 May.

What's the temperature like in Alaska during May?

It's cold in Alaska during May. The temperature tops out at around 10℃ during the day, falling away to 1℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water, ice and snow increase UV exposure.

Does it snow in Alaska during May?

Yes, although it doesn't snow as much as you might expect. It's worth checking the local forecast a few days before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

Does it rain in Alaska during May?

On average, there will be 6 rainy days during the month, amounting to 58.1mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it windy in Alaska during May?

You're unlikely to experience any strong winds. Expect a light breeze that picks up slightly at times in May. With moderate humidity, the wind will feel chilly, so you'll want to wear layers.

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