The best times to visit Haines for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 3rd

or

August 20th to December 2nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Haines Travel Info

Weather in Haines

Temperature

Average temperatures in Haines vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Haines, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.2°F (19.6°C) at night.

Haines Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Haines Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Haines Perceived Temperature (F)

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Haines Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Haines Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 88.4 77.2 68
Feb 86.3 75.8 67.5
Mar 84.9 73.6 62.8
Apr 80.2 68.6 59
May 70.3 60.8 53.3
Jun 65.9 55.1 45.8
Jul 62.4 52.1 43.9
Aug 66.6 56.7 48.8
Sep 69.9 59.2 51.1
Oct 73.8 63.9 56.3
Nov 81.1 70.2 61.6
Dec 86.9 75.7 66.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.3 25.1 20
Feb 30.2 24.3 19.7
Mar 29.4 23.1 17.1
Apr 26.8 20.3 15
May 21.3 16 11.8
Jun 18.8 12.8 7.7
Jul 16.9 11.2 6.6
Aug 19.2 13.7 9.3
Sep 21.1 15.1 10.6
Oct 23.2 17.7 13.5
Nov 27.3 21.2 16.4
Dec 30.5 24.3 19.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Haines are June, July, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Haines? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to early July. The best time to ski (if at all) in Haines is often around around July 2nd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Haines.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Haines (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 0 5.5
Feb 26% 0 6.9
Mar 14% 0 3.3
Apr 14% 0 5.2
May 16% 0 3.3
Jun 4% 0 1.1
Jul 10% 6.7 2.7
Aug 22% 0 7.6
Sep 18% 0 4.3
Oct 18% 0 5.6
Nov 21% 0 6.7
Dec 17% 0 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 14
Feb 26 0 17.5
Mar 14 0 8.4
Apr 14 0 13.2
May 16 0 8.4
Jun 4 0 2.8
Jul 10 17 6.9
Aug 22 0 19.3
Sep 18 0 10.9
Oct 18 0 14.2
Nov 21 0 17
Dec 17 0 9.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Haines has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (53.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (71.9%).

Wind in Haines is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and October. November’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Haines.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.5%
Feb 62.4%
Mar 59.1%
Apr 60.6%
May 71.9%
Jun 63.3%
Jul 65.6%
Aug 65.1%
Sep 59.4%
Oct 64%
Nov 57%
Dec 53.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Haines?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Haines, AK, US is January, followed by February and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Haines in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55.5 in June means 55.5% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Haines Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 67.5°F (19.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Haines, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 68.4°F (20.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Haines to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 81.7°F (27.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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