Today, let’s talk Juneau weather. It’s important to remember that Juneau is a coastal town, so that means coastal weather! During the summer you can expect some cloudy and rainy days, so you’ll want to be prepared (there is a reason why Juneau is so green and lush). And temperatures are typically pleasant in the 50’s F & 60’s F, but sometimes there’s a cold day with temperatures in the 40’s F.
During my weeklong visit to Juneau last summer it was mostly sunny, with a few grey and drizzly days. I found it to be pleasant hiking weather because it wasn’t too hot and a little mist was refreshing. Even my 6 month old enjoyed it, as I packed him around on my back in his baby backpack. All we needed was a few light layers to be prepared. For the babe, he wore a light fleece jacket and blanket and I layered with a short and long sleeve shirt, and a light jacket – it’s nice to have options!
I recommend preparing for Juneau weather by layering. You may want more layers on if you’re in higher elevations, if you are sitting, or it’s a cooler day, but as you move around and on those warmer days you will want to peel those layers off! You can do as I did and plan with:
* long sleeve shirt
* light jacket
*and/or a vest
*a light scarf is also an easy layer to tote around
When you hit the Zipline there are red jackets provided to keep you warm, dry and sap free (just in case sap from the trees was to get on your clothes). The day I zipped through the trees (in late May) I wore Capri leggings and a thin long sleeve shirt plus the infamous orange jacket (see pic left). I was so toasty by the end of the ride – it was wonderful! If you are coming from a hotter climate and your worried about being chilly, it doesn’t hurt to have hat and gloves on hand too!
Overall, you will find the weather in Juneau to be agreeable and if you are prepared with a few layers (or an umbrella, if you desire). No drizzles or raindrops will get in the way of your adventures!