Today in Tucson, United States
Partly cloudy skies this morning will give way to cloudy skies and rain during the afternoon. High 66F. SSE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly cloudy skies. Low 37F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
This weather data was last updated 2018-01-20 12:19:57.
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The city of Tucson is located in the south of the state of Arizona and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. The climate in the city of Tucson is desert climate and that means that the summers can be very hot while the winters tend to be temperate. The city of Tucson is usually a bit cooler than Phoenix and the reason for that is that Tucson weather is affected by an elevation of 2,389 feet (728 meters). When it comes to other desert climates the city of Tucson receives a little bit more precipitation. The winter and the summer are two major seasons in Tucson while the spring and the autumn tend to be quick and more comfortable.
How Hot Does Tucson Get?
Most people have an idea of Tucson being extremely hot and we at Tucson Weather.Net are not here to say otherwise. The city of Tucson, especially in the summer months, can become brutally hot but the good news is that there is not much humidity. The average high temperature in the month of June is 104 Fahrenheit (38.0 Celsius) which makes it the hottest month of the year. Of course, the city can get hotter than that. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Tucson was 117 Fahrenheit (47 Celsius). The months of July and August are not much better than June as the Tucson weather in July is 99.8 Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius) as an average high and 97.4 Fahrenheit (36.3 Celsius) in August.
Throughout the year one thing that you can be certain of about Tucson weather is that you will have temperature changes between the daytime and nighttime temperatures which can be big. One example is the month of June which is the hottest of the year. While the average high temperatures are 104 Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) at night those temperatures go down to 69.4 Fahrenheit (20.8 Celsius). That is a huge swing. December which is the coolest month of the year does not fare much better. While the average high temperature is 64.9 Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius), at night the temperatures drop to an average low of 39.4 Fahrenheit (4.1 Celsius). Check www.tucsonweather.net to see if you will need a coat at nighttime.
While Tucson can be warm throughout most of the year you should not forget that it is still located at a high elevation and its desert climate allows for cooler temperatures during the winter months. That does not mean that you should expect much snow in the city of Tucson but it does actually happen. Tucson weather gets an average of 0.6 inches (1.5 centimeters) of snow each year and the coolest month of the year is December when the average low reaches an average of 39.4 Fahrenheit (4.1 Celsius). During daytime the temperatures do go up to an average high of 64.9 Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius). Because of those changes we at Tucson Weather.Net recommend that you check the weather forecast for temperature swings.
The good news when traveling to Tucson is that no matter when you go you will not find very much precipitation with the only exception being the months of July and August. Throughout the year, the city sees only 11.56 inches (293.6 millimeters) of precipitation with most of it falling during the months of July and August. During the summer months it is recommended by us at www.tucsonweather.net that you keep an umbrella handy as it rains close to 10 days each of those two months. Other than those times you can expect a lot of sunshine in Tucson. During the year Tucson gets an average of 3,802.2 mean sunshine hours and that makes the city of Tucson one of the brightest in the country.
Best Time To Visit
When it comes to visiting Tucson most of the tourists choose to do so during the months in the spring and the fall. That is the best time to visit Tucson as you get little rain and temperatures are mostly tolerable. By May the average high temperature gets to 91.7 Fahrenheit (33.2 Celsius) but early May is perfect. April and October are the two months of the year with the best type of weather in Tucson so if you are looking to make a reservation ahead of time, you should pick those two months. Visiting in the winter for the holidays can also be a great vacation but do not forget that nighttime temperatures can drop a lot.
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