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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Palm Desert, California, gets 8 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 22.

On average, there are 269 sunny days per year in Palm Desert, California. The July high is around 107 degrees. The January low is 45. Sperling's comfort index for Palm Desert is a 88 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

  CLIMATEPalm Desert, CaliforniaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  8.239.2
  Snowfall (in.)  025.8
  Precipitation Days  22102
  Sunny Days  269205
  Avg. July High  107.386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  44.622.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  8854
  UV Index  5.74.3
  Elevation ft.  1891,443

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  CLIMATE COMMENTS
  
It's A Dry Heat Except in August!
We have 360 days of sunshine a year and for 9 months the weather is perfect. In June and July we have hot and dry conditions. In August we have monsoons that come up... (read more)
NOT Lovin' The Desert....
We moved here in the middle of last August ONLY because my husband was having to commute here and it was a huge drain on his time and gas money. The drive to or... (read more)
Very unhealthy place to live!!
I made the mistake of moving here after a short vacation to be closer to family. Biggest mistake of my life! This is not the place to live if health is important to you.... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Very unhealthy place to live!!
I made the mistake of moving here after a short vacation to be closer to family. Biggest mistake of my life! This is not the place to live if health is important to you.... (read more)
Reply to Brian, The Palm Desert area not what it u
"It's A Dry Heat Except in August!"????? What are you talking about? The summer here is longer than your three months that you claim Brian. I have lived in this valley... (read more)
the truth about this desert community
I agree with C in Indio. I have lived in Palm Desert (next community over) and now West Indio, right next to La Quinta and Rancho Mirage. If you like golf, we have... (read more)
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