The climate of Fairbanks (Alaska
- United States of America)
Fairbanks is one of the largest cities in the interior of Alaska. From
here you can spot the Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern
light for about 200 days per year. During the winter the days only
last for a couple of hours. During the summer it remains light for
almost 24 hours per day. Fairbanks has a cold land climate, also known
as a subarctic climate. Because of its situation in a valley unique
weather conditions occur here.
Besides large differences in temperatures between summer and winter
there are also large differences in temperatures between the seasons.
Because of the absence of sun light during the winter it is extremely
cold in this valley. However, when the wind comes from the south
temperatures may suddenly rise. Another phenomenon that occurs here is
glazed frost. Because of the humidity in combination with low
temperatures drops of water freeze which form some sort of mist.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Fairbanks:
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 0-5 mm ●
= 6-30 mm ●
= 31-60 mm ●
= 61-100 mm ●
= 101-200 mm ●
over 200 mm = 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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