Glorious sunny winters, balmy autumn days, and the pervasive perfume of springtime blooms are all a part of the seasonal changes in the Valley of the Sun. From October through April, the daytime temperatures range from mid 60s to mid 80s, melting in the glow of spectacular sunsets into cool desert nights. Occasional rain and thunderstorms occur primarily during the winter months, but snow is extremely rare and short-lived — even in the Valley’s higher elevations.

Desert temperatures rise above the 100-degree mark from June through early September, although Arizona’s characteristic low humidity adds to the comfort level. Virtually every environment is air-conditioned, from homes and automobiles to businesses and entertainment establishments. Many cafes or restaurants with outdoor seating provide cooling “misters” that encourage residents to enjoy the sun-drenched climate on all but the hottest of summer days.

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