Fairbanks Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Fairbanks, Alaska during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for Fairbanks, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 60, 70 or 80 °F each month in Fairbanks, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with cold weather.

All the numbers are averages, based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Fairbanks temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
1 -17 January -17 -27
10 -13 February -12 -25
25 -3 March -4 -19
45 21 April 7 -6
61 38 May 16 3
72 49 June 22 10
73 52 July 23 11
66 46 August 19 8
55 35 September 13 2
32 17 October 0 -9
11 -6 November -12 -21
5 -13 December -15 -25
38 17 Year 3 -8

Days of Hot Weather in Fairbanks

Fairbanks has surprisingly hot summer weather for such a northern city. The temperature climbs into the 80s Fahrenheit on 12 days a year typically, most often in June and July. Once every few years, the thermometer here even makes it to 90 °F.

Days per month in Fairbanks of at least 60, 70 or 80 °F
  60 °F
16 °C
70 °F
21 °C
80 °F
27 °C
January 0 0 0
February 0 0 0
March 0 0 0
April 2 0 0
May 18 5 0
June 28 17 5
July 29 21 5
August 23 9 1
September 9 1 0
October 0 0 0
November 0 0 0
December 0 0 0
Year 110 53 12

How Often Fairbanks Has Cold Temperatures

Freezing temperatures can show up in Fairbanks during every month except July. The city typically sees 224 frosty nights a year. Most winter nights are quite cold, dropping down to below 0 °F (-18 °C).

For an average of 153 days annually the thermometer at Fairbanks never rises above freezing. Days that chilly are common from October to March.

Days in Fairbanks with a minimum temperature that drops to 0, 10, or 20 °F or lower
  0 °F
-18 °C
10 °F
-12 °C
20 °F
-8 °C
January 26 29 31
February 22 25 28
March 17 24 29
April 2 5 11
May 0 0 0
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 1
October 4 8 17
November 20 26 29
December 25 29 31
Year 115 147 175
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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