When is the best time to go to Ketchikan?

When is the best time to go to Ketchikan? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months in Ketchikan are May, June, July, August and September
  • February is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Ketchikan

For full information about the climate and weather in Ketchikan a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 34°F/38°F
February 32°F/38°F
March 34°F/41°F
April 40°F/47°F
May 47°F/56°F
June 52°F/59°F
July 56°F/63°F
August 56°F/63°F
September 50°F/58°F
October 43°F/50°F
November 38°F/41°F
December 34°F/38°F

Weather and climate in Ketchikan

Ketchikan enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Ketchikan is 49°F (ranging from 38°F in december to 63°F in july). Annual rainfall is 175.2in, with a minimum of 8.3in in may and a maximum of 21.2in in january.
  • Between january and march the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 58°F and you can expect to have 14.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of april the climate is not good. The record temperature this month is 61°F and it rains about 43% of the time in april.
  • Between the months of may and august the climate is not good, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 59°F and you can expect to have 13.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is bad. By early evening, the temperature averages 47°F.
  • From november to december the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 38°F as maximum temperature in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Ketchikan

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Ketchikan: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Ketchikan

Find out when Ketchikan has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Ketchikan

  • Very low season in Ketchikan
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, April, October, November and December.
  • Low season in Ketchikan
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: September.
  • High season in Ketchikan
    The number of visitors to Ketchikan is high in: May and June.
  • Peek season in Ketchikan
    The largest number of tourists visiting Ketchikan is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Ketchikan month by month

Best time for low prices in Ketchikan

Average prices of hotels in Ketchikan month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Ketchikan. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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