Ketchikan Climate and 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 28ºF (-2ºC) in January, the coldest month. In mid-summer, the average high temperature is a pleasant 64ºF (18ºC). 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.