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.
Cottonwood Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cottonwood (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cottonwood?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Sep 23, 2019.
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
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.