COVID-19: Stay up to date with our coverage on the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >



Ketchikan Climate & Weather

Ketchikan features an oceanic climate, with very wet but otherwise fairly mild weather. Winters are not cold by Alaskan standards, with an average low temperature of only 28°F (-2°C) in January, the coldest month. In mid-summer, the average high temperature is a pleasant 64°F (18°C). Rain is plentiful all year, but the wettest seasons are autumn and winter, between September and February. The best and most popular time to visit Ketchikan is between March and August, when it is comparatively warm, sunny and dry.

Become our Ketchikan Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Ketchikan travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Ketchikan or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.