When is the best time to go to Grand Canyon

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Grand Canyon, United States. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Grand Canyon weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Grand Canyon are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Grand Canyon January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 27mm 7.9hrs 11hrs

January in Grand Canyon is generally dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Grand Canyon and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (47°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 27mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Grand Canyon February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
10°C 25mm 8.7hrs 11.8hrs

February in Grand Canyon is generally dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Grand Canyon and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 11°C (53°F), whilst at night -4°C (26°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 25mm 1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Grand Canyon March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 32mm 9.6hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Grand Canyon is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Grand Canyon and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 32mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Grand Canyon April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
17°C 17mm 11.2hrs 14hrs

Grand Canyon's weather in April is typically mild and dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Grand Canyon.

April is in the spring in Grand Canyon and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 17mm 0.7 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in April »

May

Grand Canyon May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 23mm 12.4hrs 15hrs

May is a dry month in Grand Canyon and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Grand Canyon, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Grand Canyon and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 23mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in May »

June

Grand Canyon June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 10mm 13.4hrs 11hrs

Grand Canyon's weather in June is typically warm and very dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Grand Canyon.

June is in the summer in Grand Canyon and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 10mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in June »

July

Grand Canyon July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 32mm 11.8hrs 11.8hrs

July in Grand Canyon is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the summer in Grand Canyon and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 32mm 1.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in July »

August

Grand Canyon August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 39mm 11.3hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Grand Canyon is characteristically warm and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the summer in Grand Canyon and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 39mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in August »

September

Grand Canyon September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 24mm 10.9hrs 14hrs

Grand Canyon's weather in September is typically warm and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Grand Canyon, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Grand Canyon and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 24mm 1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in September »

October

Grand Canyon October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 24mm 9.9hrs 15hrs

October is a dry month in Grand Canyon and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Grand Canyon, with some very good weather at this time of year.

October is in the fall / autumn in Grand Canyon and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 22°C (71°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 24mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in October »

November

Grand Canyon November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 22mm 8.2hrs 11hrs

November in Grand Canyon is generally dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Grand Canyon and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (58°F), whilst at night -1°C (30°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 22mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in November »

December

Grand Canyon December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 26mm 7.6hrs 11.8hrs

December in Grand Canyon is generally dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Grand Canyon for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Grand Canyon and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (48°F), whilst at night -5°C (23°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Grand Canyon with around 26mm 1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Grand Canyon weather in December »

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Grand Canyon weather statistics
Hottest month: July 33°C 91.4°F
Driest month: June 10mm 0.4ins
Sunniest month: June 13.4hrs
Coldest month: January 8°C 46.4°F
Wettest month: August 39mm 1.5ins
Warmest sea: August 18.6°C 65.5°F
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