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Best time to visit Sedona, AZ, USA

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The best time to visit Sedona is May

Sedona is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Sedona can reach a maximum of 31℃ (88℉). The weather in the winter, especially around December, can reach a minimum of -6℃ (22℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Sedona, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Sedona in July. Head over there in June instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Sedona, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

Sedona seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Sedona as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Sedona is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Sedona

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Sedona for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Sedona climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Sedona for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Sedona in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sedona in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sedona in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sedona in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sedona in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Sedona in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 24%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Sedona in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Sedona in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Sedona in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Sedona in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Sedona in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sedona in December

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sedona in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Sedona is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Sedona is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Sedona is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sedona, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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