May weather forecast and climate
Alaska, USA

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Weather in May

May is a beautiful month at the peak of the spring season in Alaska. Wildflowers bloom over the landscape, and wild animals roam the land. Spring offers an Alaska experience that is complete with the watching of the whales, bears, moose, and eagles in their natural habitat. The southern ocean waters are above 41°F (5°C) and make an ideal ground for kayaking, boating, and cruise tours.
The average temperatures across the state are in the mild 31°F (-0.6°C) to 48°F (8.9°C) zone, with moderate sunshine in the majority of the regions. The precipitation is at a low 2.1" (53mm), but the snowfall registers an ample 12" (305mm). Fairbanks registers between a warm 38°F (3.3°C) to 60°F (15.6°C), while Unalaska is mild between 36°F (2.2°C) to 47°F (8.3°C).
Skiing and sledding are still in full swing in the mountainous areas of the interior. Heavy jackets are avoidable during the day, but cold nights demand layered clothing. May is the last month of the snow season in Alaska except for the extreme north region.


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