Yuma, Arizona 

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Climate in Yuma, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona gets 4 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 308 sunny days per year in Yuma. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Yuma gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 15 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 108 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46
Rain: averages 4 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


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

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March, November and February are the most pleasant months in Yuma, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Yuma, ArizonaUnited States
  3.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  15.2 days106.2 days
  308 days205 days
  141 ft.2443 ft.


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 Yuma with an average high temperature of 107.9°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Arizona. In Yuma, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Yuma are November, March and February.

In Yuma, there are 179.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Arizona.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Yuma with an average of 45.4°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.

In Yuma, there are 0.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Arizona.

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

Humidity in Yuma is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are August, July and September.

December is the wettest month in Yuma with 0.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 42% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 3.5 inches in Yuma means that it is one of the driest places in Arizona.

January is the rainiest month in Yuma with 2.3 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.2 rainy days. There are 15.2 rainy days annually in Yuma, which is one of the least rainy places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 41% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Yuma, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Arizona. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Yuma.

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    Reviews for Yuma    48 Reviews
    Retired and became summer birds in the north! - 1/28/2020
    Retired here and it is a great place in many ways. The biggest drawback I have found is the cost and lack of medical care. Its not that far to PHX to get the care you... Read More

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    Not a Good Experience - 9/30/2018
    First let me confess that I lived in Yuma for about a year several decades ago. I was raised in NY and have lived & worked in several states & cities, most recently in... Read More

    John - 3/25/2018
    I am moving to Yuma sometime this year for a new job. I am looking for a place to live that is safe for 1 person. Does anyone have some... Read More

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