Phoenix, Arizona 

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Climate in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona gets 9 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Phoenix averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 105 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42

Sperling's Comfort Index for Phoenix is a 80 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round 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.


Phoenix gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 20 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.


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  CLIMATEPhoenix, ArizonaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)9.239.2
  Snowfall (in.)0.025.8
  Precipitation Days20.3102.0
  Sunny Days299205
  Avg. July High104.986.1
  Avg. Jan. Low41.922.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)8054
  UV Index6.44.3
  Elevation ft.11841443
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    Reviews for Phoenix    419 Reviews
    The One Positive Review I Know. - 10/26/2018
    I want to start off saying that I think James from Tempe did a very thorough analytical look at what life is like in Phoenix---or Tempe, as that's where he's a current... Read More

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    Detroit in the desert meets mad max - 9/18/2018
    I've lived in AZ for 8 years now and I absolutely do NOT recommend moving here, a fools paradise indeed!! first, let me start off by saying what everyone else is saying:... Read More

    Why live in Phoenix? - 9/8/2018
    I lived in Phoenix for over 13 years, my husband was born and raised in Buckeye. Let's not forget the MAJOR COMPLAINT of living in Phoenix (or most parts of AZ): HEAT.... Read More

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