Tucson, Arizona 

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Climate in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 286 sunny days per year in Tucson. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tucson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 52 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 100 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 39
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tucson is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

7.5 / 10
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Tucson, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tucson, ArizonaUnited States
  12.3 in.38.1 in.
  0.4 in.27.8 in.
  51.5 days106.2 days
  286 days205 days
  100.2°85.8°
  38.7°21.7°
  7.57
  6.54.3
  2490 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.


June is the hottest month for Tucson with an average high temperature of 100.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Tucson, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tucson are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tucson with an average of 38.0°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In Tucson, there are 149.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In Tucson, there are 17.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.


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


August is the wettest month in Tucson with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.3 inches in Tucson means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Tucson with 9.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.4 rainy days. There are 51.5 rainy days annually in Tucson, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.4 inches in Tucson means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona. January is the snowiest month in Tucson with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Tucson    255 Reviews
    If only wasnt so sunny woukd be perfect. - 6/12/2019
    Have lived here for 25 years and alternate with east coast where i grew up. The ine and only thing i do not like is the intense sun and extreme dryness. Otherwise, it... Read More
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    Depressive heat, a dying city full of retirees - 4/5/2019
    I was stationed at DMAFB in Tucson in 1993. I lived there for 15 years until I retired. Tucson is a wasteland with depressive heat, no freeways AT ALL! A dinky horrible... Read More

    A beautiful, vibrant area with great weather - 9/19/2018
    Tucson has four very warm months, June through September. Any one is easily more acceptable than November through February in most states. Temperatures do not vary... Read More


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