Fountain Hills, Arizona 

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Climate in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Fountain Hills, Arizona gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 300 sunny days per year in Fountain Hills. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fountain Hills gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 40 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 104 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fountain Hills is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Arizona.

7.4 / 10
April, November and October are the most pleasant months in Fountain Hills, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fountain Hills, ArizonaUnited States
  13.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  39.8 days106.2 days
  300 days205 days
  1604 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 Fountain Hills with an average high temperature of 104.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Fountain Hills, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fountain Hills are March, November and April.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fountain Hills with an average of 42.4°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.

In Fountain Hills, there are 157.6 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.

In Fountain Hills, there are 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.

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

March is the wettest month in Fountain Hills with 1.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 37% of yearly precipitation and 18% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.3 inches in Fountain Hills means that it is wetter than most places in Arizona.

August is the rainiest month in Fountain Hills with 5.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.5 rainy days. There are 39.8 rainy days annually in Fountain Hills, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Fountain Hills, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Arizona. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Fountain Hills.

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    Straight Scoop - 3/6/2019
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    best kept secret - 7/25/2017
    We have lived in many cities in the US we moved here 10 yrs ago raised 2 boys and I would not give it up for any other place. move here raise a family and retire... Read More

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