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Best time to visit Tucson, AZ, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Tucson is November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Tucson such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, November is the best time of year to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Tucson can reach a maximum of 37℃ (99℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around December-time, can get down to a minimum of 3℃ (38℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Tucson when the days are longest, you should visit in August. The wet season in Tucson usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Tucson. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

May

Most daylight

August

Tucson seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Tucson as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Tucson 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 Tucson

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 Tucson 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.

Tucson 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 Tucson 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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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tucson in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 5 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 21%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 20%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tucson in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Tucson in July

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tucson in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tucson in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tucson in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Tucson in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tucson in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Tucson in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Tucson in December

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tucson is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tucson is generally around May. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in May first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tucson 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 Tucson, 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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