Anchorage Weather in July
July is the hottest month for Anchorage, Alaska, yet the weather is only tepid. Most days don't get any warmer than 70 °F (21 °C).
This page gives detailed information on typical July temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Anchorage.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, located a few miles from downtown Anchorage.
|65 °F||July average high||19 °C|
|52 °F||July average low||11 °C|
In most years, Anchorage averages a daily maximum temperature for July that's between 63 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit (17 to 20 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 51 and 54 °F (10 to 12 °C).
July is Anchorage's hottest month overall, with temperatures peaking from the 22nd to 27th. These dates have daily highs averaging 65.6 °F (18.7 °C) and lows of 52.8 °F (11.6 °C).
|5 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|7 days||50 °F min. or less (10 °C)|
Nearly every day this month warms to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Anchorage. The city averages just 1 day a decade when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C) during July.
The temperature usually dips below 60 °F (16 °C) at night in July. But July does not normally get as cold as 40 °F (4 °C).
|1.8 in||total precipitation||46 mm|
|12 days||of rain|
Half the time, Anchorage receives 1.0 to 2.6 inches (25 to 66 mm) of rainfall in July. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation normally falls as snow.
|3 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Anchorage during 43 percent of daylight hours on average in July, for a total of 244 hours in the month. Typically on 3 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in July at Anchorage lasts for 18 hours and 17 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 19 hours and 10 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 17:09 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or three from year to year.
|71 %||July average humidity|
The relative humidity in Anchorage during July usually peaks at 81 percent in the morning then drops to 62 percent by evening.
|Local Time||12 am||3 am||6 am||9 am||12 pm||3 pm||6 pm||9 pm|
|7.3 mph||July wind speed average||11.7 kph|
July is a little windier than most other months in Anchorage.
|1 day||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|0 days||with thunderstorms in July|
Every few years, Anchorage sees a thunderstorm during July.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.