The best times to visit Shonto for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 10th
September 3rd 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.
Shonto Travel Guide
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Weather in Shonto
Average temperatures in Shonto vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year 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 Shonto, 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 100.9°F (38.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.
Shonto Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Shonto 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.
Shonto Perceived Temperature (F)
Shonto Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Shonto 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 Shonto 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 mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Shonto? 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 Shonto.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shonto (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
Shonto has some comfortably humid months, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is June (8.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (45.3%).
Wind in Shonto is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Shonto.
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||2.2||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.3||Light breeze||10.7||Light breeze|
|Apr||5.4||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||12.9||Light breeze|
|Jun||4.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.3||Light breeze||12.6||Light breeze|
|Aug||4||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.7||Barely noticeable||10||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.3||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.3||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Shonto?
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 Shonto, AZ, US is May, followed by June and April. 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 Shonto in December. 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 Shonto Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 57.8°F (14.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 second busiest season for tourism in Shonto, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 92.7°F (33.7°C) and 52.6°F (11.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Shonto to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.8°F (14.3°C) and 42.1°F (5.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.