Scottsdale enjoys more than 330 sunny days each year, which means pool season runs year-round, hiking trails and golf courses are always open, and any time is a great time to visit. Check out our average monthly temperatures below, then scroll down to find out what each Scottsdale season has in store for you!
Average Temperatures by Month
|Month||Average High (F/C)||Average Low (F/C)|
|January||69 / 21||39 / 4|
|February||73 / 23||42 / 6|
|March||78 / 26||46 / 8|
|April||86 / 30||52 / 11|
|May||95 / 35||60 / 16|
|June||103 / 39||68 / 20|
|July||105 / 41||75 / 24|
|August||103 / 39||75 / 25|
|September||100 / 38||68 / 20|
|October||89 / 32||56 / 13|
|November||78 / 26||45 / 7|
|December||68 / 20||38 / 3|
Average Sunset & Sunrise Times by Month
|SUNRISE||7:30 a.m.||7:15 a.m.||6:45 a.m.||6:00 a.m.||5:30 a.m.||5:15 a.m.||5:30 a.m.||5:45 a.m.||6:15 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||7:00 a.m.||7:30 a.m.|
|SUNSET||5:45 p.m.||6:15 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:15 p.m.||7:45 p.m.||7:45 p.m.||7:15 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||5:15 p.m.|
Scottsdale by the Season
Winter (Dec. 1 – Feb. 15)
It’s true – you don’t have to shovel sunshine. Ever. While much of the country is dealing with snowmageddon, Scottsdale is basking in sunshine and 72-degree (22C) days. We’re also exploring the desert on off-road adventures, playing golf in short sleeves, decking out our resorts in their holiday finest, and gearing up for popular special events Like the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, Celebration of Fine Art and Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Check out all the ways Scottsdale is heats up the holidays!
Spring (Feb. 16 – April 30)
Spring in Scottsdale is all about celebrating the great outdoors. Take a wildflower hike or mountain bike ride in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Cheer on your favorite team at a Spring Training baseball game at Scottsdale Stadium or Salt River Fields. Relax over craft cocktails and light bites on one of Old Town’s sun-dappled restaurant patios. If you love being outside, this is your season to visit. So, grab your sunglasses and sunscreen and join the locals for another beautiful Sonoran Desert spring.
Summer (May 1 – Sept. 15)
While it’s true that summer in Scottsdale is triple-digit, fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot, there’s plenty to love about this sizzling season. For starters, hotel and resort rates take a dip – up to 60% off regular rates – so you can score major savings on your accommodations. With the money you save, you can enjoy a refreshing spa treatment, take a guided rafting trip on the Salt River or rent a poolside cabana stocked with chilled towels and frosty beverages. And that’s just the beginning of Scottsdale’s summer fun.
Check out these Scottsdale Summer Savings.
Fall (Sept. 16 – Nov. 30)
After spending a good part of the summer hermetically sealed in the air conditioning, Scottsdale locals revel in fall’s cooler temperatures – and you will, too. Outdoor adventures, Saturday mornings at the Old Town Farmers Market, the Scottsdale International Film Festival and day trips to Sedona and Flagstaff for leaf peeping are just a few of our favorite fall pastimes.