Glendale, Arizona 

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Climate in Glendale, Arizona

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

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

On average, there are 294 sunny days per year in Glendale. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Glendale gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 31 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 106 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Glendale, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Glendale, ArizonaUnited States
  9.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  30.8 days106.2 days
  294 days205 days
  1152 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 Glendale with an average high temperature of 105.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Glendale, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Glendale are March, November and February.

In Glendale, there are 167.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Glendale with an average of 42.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.

In Glendale, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Arizona.

In Glendale, 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 Glendale 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 Glendale with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 36% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.2 inches in Glendale means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.

March is the rainiest month in Glendale with 3.8 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 30.8 rainy days annually in Glendale, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

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

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