Category Archives: Arizona

common misconception

There is no denying that it is extremely hot in Arizona between June and into October…

However, that doesn’t mean it’s hot all year round.  Surprisingly, it can get cold in the desert in the winter.  Since we are retiring there in a couple of years, I thought I’d look it up, and here is what I found:

Average Temperatures in Phoenix

The average Phoenix temperatures listed here are derived from data for the years 1980 through 2016 provided by the National Weather Service.

January Weather
Average temperature: 57
Average high temperature: 67
Average low temperature: 46
Warmest ever: 86
Coldest ever: 29
Average precipitation: .91

February Weather
Average temperature: 60
Average high temperature: 71
Average low temperature: 49
Warmest ever: 92
Coldest ever: 28
Average precipitation: .92

March Weather
Average temperature: 65
Average high temperature: 77
Average low temperature: 54
Warmest ever: 100
Coldest ever: 38
Average precipitation: .98

April Weather
Average temperature: 73
Average high temperature: 85
Average low temperature: 60
Warmest ever: 105
Coldest ever: 40
Average precipitation: .27 

May Weather
Average temperature: 82
Average high temperature: 95
Average low temperature: 69
Warmest ever: 113
Coldest ever: 50
Average precipitation: .11

June Weather
Average temperature: 91
Average high temperature: 104
Average low temperature: 78
Warmest ever: 122
Coldest ever: 60
Average precipitation: .02

July Weather
Average temperature: 95
Average high temperature: 106
Average low temperature: 83
Warmest ever: 121
Coldest ever: 68
Average precipitation: 1.05

August Weather
Average temperature: 94
Average high temperature: 104
Average low temperature: 83
Warmest ever: 116
Coldest ever: 64
Average precipitation: 1.0

September Weather
Average temperature: 88
Average high temperature: 100
Average low temperature: 77
Warmest ever: 112
Coldest ever: 57
Average precipitation: .64

October Weather
Average temperature: 77
Average high temperature: 89
Average low temperature: 65
Warmest ever: 106
Coldest ever: 44
Average precipitation: .58

November Weather
Average temperature: 64
Average high temperature: 76
Average low temperature: 53
Warmest ever: 96
Coldest ever: 35
Average precipitation: .65

December Weather
Average temperature: 55
Average high temperature: 66
Average low temperature: 45
Warmest ever: 84
Coldest ever: 26
Average precipitation: .88

So see?  Decent winter temps; not sizzling hot all year long.

That’s all I got.  🙂