The best times to visit Tucson for ideal weather are

February 26th to May 20th

or

September 24th 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.

 

 


Other Tucson Travel Info

Weather in Tucson

Temperature

Average temperatures in Tucson 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 46th 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 Tucson, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 105.9°F (41.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.3°F (24.6°C) at night.

Tucson Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Tucson 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.

Tucson Perceived Temperature (F)

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Tucson Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Tucson 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 68.5 52.3 38.6
Feb 72.3 55.3 40.6
Mar 80.1 63.2 46.9
Apr 86.1 69.3 51.8
May 93.3 77.4 59.9
Jun 103.4 88 70.5
Jul 100.9 87.1 75.3
Aug 100.9 86.6 74.7
Sep 96.8 82.5 69.9
Oct 89 72.3 57.5
Nov 78.4 61.7 47
Dec 67.7 51.6 38.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.3 11.3 3.7
Feb 22.4 12.9 4.8
Mar 26.7 17.3 8.3
Apr 30.1 20.7 11
May 34.1 25.2 15.5
Jun 39.7 31.1 21.4
Jul 38.3 30.6 24.1
Aug 38.3 30.3 23.7
Sep 36 28.1 21.1
Oct 31.7 22.4 14.2
Nov 25.8 16.5 8.3
Dec 19.8 10.9 3.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tucson 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 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 mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Tucson? 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 Tucson.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.9
Feb 8% 0 0.9
Mar 5% 0 0.5
Apr 3% 0 0.2
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 17% 0 2.8
Aug 11% 0 1.4
Sep 9% 0 1.7
Oct 5% 0 0.5
Nov 4% 0 0.5
Dec 10% 0 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.3
Feb 8 0 2.3
Mar 5 0 1.3
Apr 3 0 0.5
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 17 0 7.1
Aug 11 0 3.6
Sep 9 0 4.3
Oct 5 0 1.3
Nov 4 0 1.3
Dec 10 0 3.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Tucson has some months with regular humidity, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is June (9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (35.4%).

Wind in Tucson is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 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 to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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 5.5 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Apr 6.8 Light breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
May 6.8 Light breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Aug 5.7 Light breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 29.3%
Feb 26.6%
Mar 15.7%
Apr 11%
May 9%
Jun 9%
Jul 31.1%
Aug 32.4%
Sep 29.2%
Oct 20.7%
Nov 22.7%
Dec 35.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Tucson?

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 Tucson, 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 Tucson in May. 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 53.1 in May means 53.1% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Tucson Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 99.9°F (37.7°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Tucson, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 97.5°F (36.4°C) and 72.8°F (22.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Tucson to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.5°F (24.2°C) and 64.3°F (17.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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