Surprise, Arizona 

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Climate in Surprise, Arizona

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

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

On average, there are 301 sunny days per year in Surprise. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Surprise 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 42
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 Surprise 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 Surprise, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Surprise, ArizonaUnited States
  9.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.1 in.27.8 in.
  32.0 days106.2 days
  301 days205 days
  105.5°85.8°
  42.2°21.7°
  7.37
  6.44.3
  1175 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 Surprise with an average high temperature of 105.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Surprise, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Surprise are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Surprise with an average of 41.1°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In Surprise, there are 165.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In Surprise, there are 4.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In Surprise, 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 Surprise 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 9.2 inches in Surprise means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.


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





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    Reviews for Surprise    51 Reviews
    Wouldn't live anywhere else! - 8/25/2020
    I am an Arizona native - 55 years - and have lived in Surprise since 2003. I wouldn't live anywhere else! I have watched this place grow and prosper. It is very family... Read More

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    Surprise Law Enforcement - 11/2/2014
    The city of surprise is a beautiful place. It would not be a good place to live however. They have a young eager police force. You are taking a BIG risk driving... Read More

    Low Crime Rate, Newer modernized city - 10/24/2014
    Although i absolutely despise the summers in Arizona, I live in a city with about 100,000 people. Everyone is friendly, the community's are safe, the schools are good... Read More


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