Buckeye, Arizona 

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Climate in Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye, located just outside Phoenix, has a desert climate with hot summers and mild winters. The city receives abundant sunshine throughout the year with very little rainfall. Summer temperatures can reach up to 110°F (43°C), making it essential to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities during peak hours.

Buckeye, Arizona gets 9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Buckeye averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 295 sunny days per year in Buckeye. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Buckeye gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 29 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 107 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 40
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Buckeye is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Arizona.

4.3 / 8.6

Summer   /   Winter
March, November and April are the most pleasant months in Buckeye, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Buckeye, ArizonaUnited States
  9.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  28.6 days106.2 days
  295 days205 days
  869 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Buckeye with an average high temperature of 106.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Buckeye, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Buckeye are March, November and February.

In Buckeye, there are 170.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Buckeye with an average of 38.9°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.

In Buckeye, there are 10.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.

In Buckeye, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

Humidity in Buckeye is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

August is the wettest month in Buckeye with 1.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 34% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.0 inches in Buckeye means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.

January is the rainiest month in Buckeye with 3.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 28.6 rainy days annually in Buckeye, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 0.1 inches in Buckeye means that it is less snowy than most places in Arizona. December is the snowiest month in Buckeye with 0.0 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Buckeye    17 Reviews
    From NJ to AZ - 2/16/2022
    I have lived here three years. I live just north of the I-10 in the Sierra Highland neighborhood, just down the street from the Skyline Regional Park. There are pros and... Read More

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    The fast growing city in the US. - 12/25/2021
    Amazing place to live! You get the feel of freedom again. Lots of amazing restaurants to eat at near by. Tons of awesome sport bars near by too. Growth is rapid and you... Read More

    poopy city - 10/19/2021
    idk how long I have lived here but it has been to long the city is boring and there is nothing to do as a teenager here. sooooooo this city is poopy and I hate it... Read More

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