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Hi morton I am travelling in late August.
We have cruised 3 times in Alaska, in August and with Holland America .Vancouver to Vancouver twice and Vancouver to Anchorage. Vancouver has usually been lovely and warm[even hot] for us but it can be wet and slightly cool. Cruising the inside passage I would say again can be cool to warm, dry to grey drizzle. Don't forget Ketchikan is one of the wettest towns in the US. Anchorage was def. cooler than Vanvouver but still jeans and short sleeve shirts weather at times. If you want a run down on the clothes we took, feel free to ask.
Best time for this area is June/July unless you really like cold weather. The average temp go from 8 to 19 degrees centigrade but some years could be a bit warmer and some even colder. The highest temp in June was away back in 1999 when it got close to 21 degrees or thereabouts but the sights to be seen make it really worthwhile but if you book a balcony doubt you will have many if any where you could sit out and have your breakfast, but be good for the uninterupted views.
We went last July and brought plenty of light layers. We were able to sit outside some days and were never cold. We went to a glacier but they gave us hats gloves etc. It is so gorgeous you will forget you are not in the Mediterranean! Enjoy - we would go back.
I went in June a few years ago, took lots of layers. It was like spring in the Alps, a bit of a chill sometimes, but not too cold and lots of flowers peeping through the snow. A beautiful place, I really enjoyed.