Grand Canyon Weather Forecast

Clear
Tuesday
08/04 0%
High 85° / Low 46°
Clear
Wednesday
08/05 0%
High 88° / Low 46°
Clear
Thursday
08/06 10%
High 83° / Low 51°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
08/07 60%
High 77° / Low 49°
Clear
Saturday
08/08 0%
High 80° / Low 44°

Weather in the Grand Canyon varies according to elevation. The forested rims are high enough to receive winter snowfall, but along the Colorado River in the Inner Gorge, temperatures are similar to those found in Tucson and other low elevation desert locations in Arizona.  Conditions in the Grand Canyon region are generally dry, but substantial precipitation occurs twice annually, during seasonal pattern shifts in winter and in late summer. Average annual precipitation on the South Rim is less than 16 inches (35 cm), with 60 inches (132 cm) of snow, the higher North Rim usually receives 27 inches (59 cm) of moisture, with a typical snowfall of 144 inches (317 cm), and Phantom Ranch, far below the Canyon’s rims along the Colorado River at 2,500 feet (762 m) gets just 8 inches (17.6 cm) of rain, and snow is a rarity.  The weather varies from the north rim and to south rim.

Average Temperatures at the Grand Canyon South Rim

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
High (F)414551607081848276655243
Low (F)182125323947545347362720
High (C)571015212729282418116
Low (C)-8-6-4048121282-3-7


Average Temperatures in the Inner Canyon

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
High (F)566271829210110610397846857
Low (F)364248566372787569584637
High (C)131722283338413936292014
Low (C)2691317222624211482

Average Temperatures at the Grand Canyon North Rim

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
High (F)373944536273777569594640
Low (F)161821293440464539312420
High (C)3471217232524211584
Low (C)-9-8-6-214874-1-4-7

Average Precipitation in inches at Grand Canyon

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
South Rim1.321.551.380.930.660.421.812.251.561.10.941.64
Inner Canyon0.680.750.790.470.360.30.841.40.970.650.430.87
North Rim3.173.222.651.731.170.861.932.851.991.381.482.83

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