Sun City, Arizona 

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Climate in Sun City, Arizona

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

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

On average, there are 293 sunny days per year in Sun City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sun City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 32 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 43
Rain: averages 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Sun City is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Arizona.

7.2 / 10
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Sun City, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sun City, ArizonaUnited States
  9.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  31.9 days106.2 days
  293 days205 days
  105.7°85.8°
  43.0°21.7°
  7.27
  6.44.3
  1142 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Sun City with an average high temperature of 105.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Sun City, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sun City are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sun City with an average of 41.9°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.


In Sun City, there are 166.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In Sun City, there are 2.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Arizona.


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


February is the wettest month in Sun City with 1.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.3 inches in Sun City means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.


February is the rainiest month in Sun City with 3.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 31.9 rainy days annually in Sun City, 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 19% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Beautiful Sun City - 2/14/2014
    We are so happy to live in Sun City. The Sun City Recreation Centers are available for use by all citizens who pay the yearly membership (required). There are many... Read More

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    Sun City life - 12/4/2010
    Sun City, Arizona is a great place to live either year round or as a snow bird. Sun City has wonderful recreation centers (8 and counting) with over 150 clubs with... Read More

    Nice Retirement in the Winter Months - 8/15/2010
    Love AZ in the Winter - hate it in the Summer. Find a small condo/duplex/house in Sun City 55+ have a blast in the winter months and then leave for the summer - it is a... Read More


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