Maricopa County, AZ is renowned for its hot and dry climate. Throughout the year, the temperature usually ranges from 40°F to 106°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 111°F. Summers are sweltering, winters are cold, and it's dry and mostly clear all year round. The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) provides monthly data on temperature, rainfall, drought rates, and degrees Celsius of warming and cooling for climate divisions, states, multistate regions, and the United States from 1895 to the present day.
We can use county-level temperature and precipitation averages to show climate anomalies compared to the 20th century average. The windiest month in Maricopa is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour. The estimated value at Maricopa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Maricopa and a given station. The average hourly wind speed in Maricopa experiences slight seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The month with the most wet days in Maricopa is August, with an average of 6 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation. The month with the least humid days in Maricopa is May, with an average of 0.5 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation. The clearest month of the year in Maricopa is June, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time. The coldest month of the year in Maricopa is December, with an average low of 41°F and a high of 65°F.
Follow monthly data on how Maricopa County experiences adverse weather conditions, including rainfall and temperature. According to this score, the best times of the year to visit Maricopa and do activities in warm climates are from late May to mid-July and from mid-August to late September, with a maximum score in the third week of June. The calmest month of the year in Maricopa is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour. The cloudiest month of the year in Maricopa is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or cloudy 36% of the time.
For general outdoor tourist activities in Maricopa County, AZ, the best times are from mid-April to mid-June and from mid-September to late October, with a maximum score in the second week of May. For each station, records are corrected for differences in elevation between that station and Maricopa according to the International Standard Atmosphere and for relative changes present in the MERRA-2 satellite era reanalysis between both locations.