Sun City West, Arizona 

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Climate in Sun City West, Arizona

Sun City West, Arizona gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 292 sunny days per year in Sun City West. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sun City West 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 105 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 43
Rain: averages 10 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.3 / 10
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Sun City West, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sun City West, ArizonaUnited States
  9.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  32.0 days106.2 days
  292 days205 days
  105.2°85.8°
  42.7°21.7°
  7.37
  6.44.3
  1234 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 West with an average high temperature of 105.2°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Sun City West, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sun City West are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sun City West with an average of 41.5°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In Sun City West, there are 162.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In Sun City West, there are 2.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Arizona.


In Sun City West, 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 West with 1.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 38% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.5 inches in Sun City West means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.


February is the rainiest month in Sun City West with 3.9 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 32.0 rainy days annually in Sun City West, 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 West means that it is less snowy than most places in Arizona. December is the snowiest month in Sun City West with 0.0 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sun City West    6 Reviews
    Summer Heat - 12/8/2016
    We arrived to take possession of our home at then of April (2016). During the first four months we had many days when the temperature reached 120. When I see that... Read More

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    Please update your website - 5/18/2011
    You have been notified for several years per comments posted that there are NO schools in Sun City West. Why do you persist with the posting of cost per pupil in Sun... Read More

    Best of Living - 3/8/2010
    My wife and I live in a Del Webb retirement community - called Sun City West, in Phoenix Arizona. Since I am now in my early seventies, it has proven to be just perfect... Read More


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