Tucson Metro Area, Arizona 

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Climate in Tucson Metro Area, Arizona

Tucson Metro Area, Arizona gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Tucson Metro Area averages 1 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in Tucson Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Tucson Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 50 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 38
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 1 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Tucson metro area is 7.6 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

7.6 / 10
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in the Tucson metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Tucson, ArizonaUnited States
  12.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.6 in.27.8 in.
  50.2 days106.2 days
  287 days205 days
  100.0°85.8°
  37.8°21.7°
  7.67
  6.54.3
  2652 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 the Tucson metro area with an average high temperature of 100.2°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Arizona. In the Tucson metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Tucson metro area are March, November and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Tucson metro area with an average of 37.0°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In the Tucson metro area, there are 146.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.


In the Tucson metro area, there are 24.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.


In the Tucson metro area, 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 the Tucson metro area with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.9 inches in the Tucson metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


August is the rainiest month in the Tucson metro area with 9.4 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.4 rainy days. There are 50.2 rainy days annually in the Tucson metro area, 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 0.6 inches in the Tucson metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona. December is the snowiest month in the Tucson metro area with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.





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