The best times to visit South Mountain for ideal weather are
February 5th to April 22nd
October 22nd to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
South Mountain Travel Guide
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Weather in South Mountain
Average temperatures in South Mountain vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 South Mountain, 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 110.5°F (43.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 84.5°F (29.2°C) at night.
South Mountain Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
South Mountain 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.
South Mountain Perceived Temperature (F)
South Mountain Perceived Temperature (C)
Average South Mountain 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 South Mountain are May, June, 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 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 early to mid July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in South Mountain? 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 South Mountain.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Mountain (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
South Mountain has some months with regular humidity, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is June (7.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (35.1%).
Wind in South Mountain is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by May and April. July’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.4 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 early July where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in South Mountain.
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||4.1||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.6||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.4||Light breeze||12.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.4||Light breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||14.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.2||Light breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.7||Light breeze||15.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.5||Light breeze||12.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.8||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.1||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to South Mountain?
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 South Mountain, AZ, US is March, followed by January and February. 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 South Mountain in November. 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 South Mountain Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 102.2°F (39°C) and 76.3°F (24.6°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 hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in South Mountain, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 104.7°F (40.4°C) and 73.4°F (23°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 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 somewhat cool this time of year in South Mountain to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.3°F (24.6°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.