Kenai Fjords Marine Weather and Forcast
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Kenai Fjords area as well as most of Alaska's coastline is a temperate rainforest. While preparing for outdoor activities it is a good idea to be prepared for cool, rainy weather. Dressing in layers is the best way to go and always carry rain gear - no matter how nice the weather looks when you're starting out. Kenai Fjords and Seward summer daytime temperatures range from the mid 40s to the high 70s (Fahrenheit) and overcast and cool rainy days are frequent. It is not unusual to get several long periods of continuous rain in the summer months.

Current marine weather for the Seward and Kenai Fjords area can be heard on a VHF marine radio on channel 1. The Cape Suckling to Gore Point and Pilot Rock forecast covers the Kenai Fjords area.

When planning sea kayaking water taxi logistics to and from Aialik Bay or Northwestern, the winds that are most concerning are East or Northeast winds. A weather report with East or Northeast winds 25 knots or more and seas 9 feet and over is a good indication that there could be a possible delay in the water taxi pick-up.

The Cape Suckling to Gore Point marine forecast covers a large area and local conditions may vary some. The water taxi boats do go out everyday to check local conditions at Cape Aialik so water taxi pickup may still be possible. While sea kayaking inside the sheltered bays it is impossible to judge local condition at Cape Aialik and if you are scheduled for a water taxi pick-up you will still need to be ready at the agreed time and location planned in advance by you and the boat captain just in case the boat does make it around the Cape Aialik.

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