If your travel plans call for plenty of sunshine and outdoor play time, the Phoenix metro area and surrounding cities is the place to be. Arizona enjoys more than 300+ days of sunshine every year – more than just about any other vacation destination. So, no matter when you visit, you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor adventures and activities under our breathtaking blue skies. With Spring Training to Professional ball teams to Nascar racing to Mountain Biking and Hiking, there is something for everyone!
To assist with your travel planning, here is a seasonal look at weather in Arizona:
Winter (Dec. 1 – Feb. 15)
Average High/Low: 68 F / 43 F
Normal Rainfall: 2”
Sunny mild days and clear brisk nights are the best of west in Arizona.
Spring (Feb. 16 – April 30)
Average High/Low: 77 F / 50 F
Normal Rainfall: 1.5”
Spring’s warm, sunny days are perfect for outdoor activities, from desert adventures to fine dining.
Dry Summer (May 1 – June 30)
Average High/Low: 99 F / 68 F
Normal Rainfall: Less than .25”
The first of the desert’s two distinct summer seasons brings an abundance of daytime sunshine, balmy evenings, very low humidity and little to no precipitation.
Wet Summer (July 1 – Sept. 15)
Average High/Low: 103 F / 78 F
Normal Rainfall: 2.25”
The desert’s wet summer contrasts high daytime temperatures and mild to moderate humidity with a chance of cooling afternoon thunderstorms drawn up from the Gulf of Mexico by monsoon winds.
Fall (Sept. 16 – Nov. 30)
Average High/Low: 87 F / 61 F
Normal Rainfall: 1.74”
Fall brings an end to the monsoon-driven thunderstorms and boasts clear warm days followed by refreshingly cool evenings.