The best times to visit Kodiak Island for ideal weather are

July 2nd to September 2nd

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

 

 


Other Kodiak Island Travel Info

Weather in Kodiak Island

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kodiak Island vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th 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 Kodiak Island, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 64.7°F (18.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.3°F (9.6°C) at night.

Kodiak Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kodiak Island 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.

Kodiak Island Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kodiak Island Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kodiak Island 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 36.4 31 25
Feb 37.6 31.9 25.9
Mar 37.2 30.9 24.5
Apr 43.7 37.4 30.7
May 51.8 44.5 37.6
Jun 57.7 50.4 44.1
Jul 62.1 54.7 48.5
Aug 62.6 55.2 49
Sep 57.3 50.2 43.4
Oct 48.5 42 35
Nov 41.1 34.7 27.6
Dec 37.8 32.3 25.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.4 -0.6 -3.9
Feb 3.1 -0.1 -3.4
Mar 2.9 -0.6 -4.2
Apr 6.5 3 -0.7
May 11 6.9 3.1
Jun 14.3 10.2 6.7
Jul 16.7 12.6 9.2
Aug 17 12.9 9.4
Sep 14.1 10.1 6.3
Oct 9.2 5.6 1.7
Nov 5.1 1.5 -2.4
Dec 3.2 0.2 -3.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kodiak Island are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Kodiak Island? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kodiak Island is often around around December 17th 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 Kodiak Island.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kodiak Island (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 46% 8.9 9
Feb 43% 5.5 6.3
Mar 34% 5 4.7
Apr 36% 6.1 5.8
May 34% 1.4 6.4
Jun 28% 0 4.3
Jul 27% 0 5.1
Aug 29% 0 5.6
Sep 41% 0 7.8
Oct 37% 1.2 7.7
Nov 33% 3.5 6.3
Dec 40% 3.1 8.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 46 22.6 22.9
Feb 43 14 16
Mar 34 12.7 11.9
Apr 36 15.5 14.7
May 34 3.6 16.3
Jun 28 0 10.9
Jul 27 0 13
Aug 29 0 14.2
Sep 41 0 19.8
Oct 37 3 19.6
Nov 33 8.9 16
Dec 40 7.9 20.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Kodiak Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (62.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (74.7%).

Wind in Kodiak Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by March and February. December’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.5 MPH or 18.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 21.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 9.6 Gentle breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Feb 9.8 Gentle breeze 19.1 Strong breeze
Mar 9.8 Gentle breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Apr 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
May 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.5 Strong breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 11.7 Strong breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Sep 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.1 Strong breeze
Oct 8.2 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Nov 9.6 Gentle breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Dec 10 Gentle breeze 19.4 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.6%
Feb 69%
Mar 62.3%
Apr 65.5%
May 67.5%
Jun 72.2%
Jul 74.7%
Aug 74.1%
Sep 72.2%
Oct 70%
Nov 66%
Dec 70.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kodiak Island?

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 Kodiak Island, AK, US is July, followed by August and June. 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 Kodiak Island in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 35 in November means 35% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Kodiak Island Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 54°F (12.2°C) and 34.7°F (1.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with roughly 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kodiak Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 60.2°F (15.7°C) and 39.4°F (4.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 12 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Kodiak Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.3°F (4.6°C) and 34.4°F (1.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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