The climate of Phoenix (Arizona
- United States of America)
Phoenix is the capital of the American state of Arizona. This
metropolis with a population of more than 4 million is centrally
located in Arizona. The city itself is flat, the surrounding regions
have differences in altitude. This is because Phoenix is located in a
valley: Salt River Valley also known as the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix
is located in the Sonoran Desert and consequently has a warm desert
climate, type BWh according to the Köppen climate classification.
Summers are extremely hot and winters are warm. Phoenix gets 3,900
hours of annual sunshine. This means the sun shines 85% of the
theoretically possible time. With this Phoenix is one of the sunniest
cities in the world. Phoenix has the most days with temperatures of 38
degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in the United States, 110
days per year. Phoenix also has low precipitation figures, only 200
millimeters of annual rain on average. May and June are the driest
months. During these months rainfall is uncommon.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Phoenix:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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