The best times to visit Cottonwood for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 10th


September 10th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Cottonwood Travel Info

Weather in Cottonwood


Average temperatures in Cottonwood vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cottonwood, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 97.4°F (36.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.3°F (21.8°C) at night.

Cottonwood Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Cottonwood Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Cottonwood Perceived Temperature (F)


Cottonwood Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Cottonwood Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 56.1 44.7 37.6
Feb 58.9 46.9 38.9
Mar 66.6 53.8 44.1
Apr 72.6 59.1 48.3
May 80.3 67.2 56
Jun 92.1 78.9 66.4
Jul 92.8 79.5 69.4
Aug 92.5 79.1 69
Sep 87.6 74.3 64.4
Oct 76.2 63.6 54.2
Nov 64.1 52.4 44.6
Dec 52.9 43.2 36.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.4 7.1 3.1
Feb 14.9 8.3 3.8
Mar 19.2 12.1 6.7
Apr 22.6 15.1 9.1
May 26.8 19.6 13.3
Jun 33.4 26.1 19.1
Jul 33.8 26.4 20.8
Aug 33.6 26.2 20.6
Sep 30.9 23.5 18
Oct 24.6 17.6 12.3
Nov 17.8 11.3 7
Dec 11.6 6.2 2.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cottonwood are June, May, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Cottonwood? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cottonwood.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cottonwood (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.4
Feb 4% 0 0.6
Mar 4% 0 0.8
Apr 3% 0 0.2
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 13% 0 1.8
Aug 12% 0 1.9
Sep 8% 0 1.1
Oct 6% 0 0.9
Nov 8% 0 1
Dec 14% 0 1.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 1
Feb 4 0 1.5
Mar 4 0 2
Apr 3 0 0.5
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 13 0 4.6
Aug 12 0 4.8
Sep 8 0 2.8
Oct 6 0 2.3
Nov 8 0 2.5
Dec 14 0 4.1


Humidity and Wind

Cottonwood has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (10.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (41.3%).

Wind in Cottonwood is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 18.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cottonwood.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.4 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.2 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Apr 7.7 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
May 7.6 Gentle breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Jun 7.1 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Jul 5.4 Light breeze 16 Significant breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 5.8 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 32.6%
Feb 33.6%
Mar 25.2%
Apr 18.8%
May 16.5%
Jun 10.8%
Jul 28.7%
Aug 29.3%
Sep 27.4%
Oct 26%
Nov 28.7%
Dec 41.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Cottonwood?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cottonwood, AZ, US is February, followed by January and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cottonwood in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 39.7 in August means 39.7% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Cottonwood Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Cottonwood, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 60.7°F (15.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Cottonwood to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 49.9°F (9.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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