The best times to visit Prescott for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

or

August 6th to October 28th

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

 

 


Other Prescott Travel Info

Weather in Prescott

Temperature

Average temperatures in Prescott vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Prescott, 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 94.4°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.6°F (16.4°C) at night.

Prescott Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Prescott Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Prescott Perceived Temperature (F)

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Prescott Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Prescott 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 54.9 37.9 25
Feb 57.4 41.7 28.1
Mar 65.1 49.1 33.8
Apr 70.4 54.8 38.5
May 78.1 63 46
Jun 89.4 74.3 56
Jul 90.5 76.5 63.6
Aug 89.5 75.3 62.1
Sep 84.9 69.7 55
Oct 74.6 57.8 42.5
Nov 64.1 47 32.4
Dec 52.1 37.4 26.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.7 3.3 -3.9
Feb 14.1 5.4 -2.2
Mar 18.4 9.5 1
Apr 21.3 12.7 3.6
May 25.6 17.2 7.8
Jun 31.9 23.5 13.3
Jul 32.5 24.7 17.6
Aug 31.9 24.1 16.7
Sep 29.4 20.9 12.8
Oct 23.7 14.3 5.8
Nov 17.8 8.3 0.2
Dec 11.2 3 -3.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Prescott are June, May, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late March. For example, on the week of March 26th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Prescott? 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 Prescott.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 1.1
Feb 9% 0 0.9
Mar 6% 0 0.7
Apr 3% 0 0.3
May 3% 0 0.3
Jun 1% 0 0.3
Jul 17% 0 2.3
Aug 15% 0 2.1
Sep 9% 0 1.2
Oct 7% 0 0.8
Nov 4% 0 0.6
Dec 13% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.8
Feb 9 0 2.3
Mar 6 0 1.8
Apr 3 0 0.8
May 3 0 0.8
Jun 1 0 0.8
Jul 17 0 5.8
Aug 15 0 5.3
Sep 9 0 3
Oct 7 0 2
Nov 4 0 1.5
Dec 13 0 3.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Prescott has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (11.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (45.2%).

Wind in Prescott is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 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 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 4.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.5 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
May 7.3 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Jun 7.4 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Jul 5.5 Light breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Oct 5.4 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Nov 5.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 36.4%
Feb 35.2%
Mar 23.6%
Apr 17.3%
May 16.3%
Jun 11.3%
Jul 33.2%
Aug 34.5%
Sep 31%
Oct 27.7%
Nov 30%
Dec 45.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Prescott?

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 Prescott, 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 Prescott 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

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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 Prescott Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 59.3°F (15.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Prescott, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Prescott to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.5°F (15.3°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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