Q. I will be taking a cruise in May. Can you tell me what the weather conditions will be like? -Anonymous
A. It varies from year to year, but generally speaking. probably a bit chllly. We always tell visitors to bring clothing they can ‘layer’. And be sure and bring a lightweight rain jacket, as along the coastal route you’ll probably get a bit of rain also. I can tell you what is normal for May around the Juneau area, which you’ll be cruisin’ by. You can expect days of around 55 degrees and nights of maybe 40 degrees. For May they usually have about 17 days of rain. It stays light over 17 hours a day.
In spite of the possibly chilly drizzle, it will all be worth it as you pass by majestic mountains, misty bays, islands covered with towering spruce, and watch the antics of bears, whales, and eagles. Yes, indeed, you’ll be happy you came. Bon Voyage! -Bonnie