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Best time to visit Barrow, AK, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Barrow is March

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Barrow such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, March is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Barrow can rise as high as 10℃ (50℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Barrow is around -29℃ (-21℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Barrow during the day, the sun stays up the longest around April. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Barrow in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Barrow below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

April

Barrow seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Barrow as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Barrow is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Barrow

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Barrow for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Barrow climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Barrow for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Barrow in January

  • Average temperature: -22℃ (-7℉)
  • Average high temperature: -20℃ (-3℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-11℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in February

  • Average temperature: -21℃ (-6℉)
  • Average high temperature: -19℃ (-2℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-11℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in March

  • Average temperature: -20℃ (-5℉)
  • Average high temperature: -18℃ (0℉)
  • Average low temperature: -23℃ (-10℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in April

  • Average temperature: -14℃ (8℉)
  • Average high temperature: -11℃ (13℉)
  • Average low temperature: -17℃ (2℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in May

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in June

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in July

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in August

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in August, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in September

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Barrow in October

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in November

  • Average temperature: -12℃ (11℉)
  • Average high temperature: -10℃ (13℉)
  • Average low temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Barrow in December

  • Average temperature: -20℃ (-3℉)
  • Average high temperature: -18℃ (-0℉)
  • Average low temperature: -22℃ (-7℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barrow in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Barrow is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 7℃ (44℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Barrow is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Barrow is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Barrow, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in April are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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