Phoenix, Arizona 

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Climate in Phoenix, Arizona

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

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

On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Phoenix gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 33 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 9 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Phoenix 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 Phoenix, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Phoenix, ArizonaUnited States
  9.2 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  33.1 days106.2 days
  299 days205 days
  104.5°85.8°
  43.2°21.7°
  7.37
  6.44.3
  1086 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 Phoenix with an average high temperature of 104.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Phoenix, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Phoenix are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Phoenix with an average of 42.2°. This is one of the warmest places in Arizona.


In Phoenix, there are 163.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In Phoenix, there are 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In Phoenix, 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 Phoenix with 1.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is June with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 35% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 9.2 inches in Phoenix means that it is drier than most places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in Phoenix with 4.0 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.4 rainy days. There are 33.1 rainy days annually in Phoenix, which is less rainy than most places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Reviews for Phoenix    426 Reviews
    Stay away or end up in jail - 10/17/2019
    Avoid Phoenix,, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, all metro Phx, the summer sucks, few low paying jobs, high rent, police are inept at best, they tend to harrass and profile... Read More

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    Don't Move Here!! - 10/6/2019
    I heard fuc**in rats in my house again today. It seems now that every winter they come in out of the cold. Been in this house twenty years with no problem. Just the past... Read More

    Phoenix is a good place to live! - 9/7/2019
    I spent summers in Phoenix growing up and have lived permanently in Phoenix over 35 years now. The city has grown significantly in that time. There are many outdoor... Read More


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