Average Weather in Sacaton Arizona, United States
In Sacaton, the summers are sweltering and dry, the winters are cold, and it is mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 105°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 110°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Sacaton for hot-weather activities are from late May to mid July and from mid August to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 27 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 97°F. The hottest day of the year is July 2, with an average high of 105°F and low of 78°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 21 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 40°F and high of 65°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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In Sacaton, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Sacaton begins around April 5 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around July 8. On June 14, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 86% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 14% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around July 8 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around April 5. On July 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Sacaton varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.2 months, from July 8 to September 14, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 9.8 months, from September 14 to July 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on June 13.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 24% on August 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Sacaton experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from July 4 to April 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 13, with an average total accumulation of 1.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from April 4 to July 4. The least rain falls around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Sacaton varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:17 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:30 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:39 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Sacaton during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Sacaton experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from June 29 to September 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 14, with muggy conditions 22% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Sacaton experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from September 28 to July 11, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 2.6 months, from July 11 to September 28. The calmest day of the year is August 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sacaton varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 7.3 months, from February 26 to October 4, with a peak percentage of 59% on June 16. The wind is most often from the east for 4.8 months, from October 4 to February 26, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sacaton throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Sacaton for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid April to mid June and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Sacaton for hot-weather activities are from late May to mid July and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the third week of June.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Sacaton typically lasts for 11 months (330 days), from around January 17 to around December 13, rarely starting after February 13, or ending before November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Sacaton should appear around January 19, only rarely appearing before January 13 or after January 26.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from April 19 to July 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 9, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 5 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sacaton are 33.077 deg latitude, -111.739 deg longitude, and 1,289 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sacaton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 154 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,299 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,870 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,719 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sacaton is covered by shrubs (97%), within 10 miles by shrubs (92%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (85%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sacaton, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sacaton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sacaton according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Sacaton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sacaton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Casa Grande Municipal Airport (50%, 14 kilometers, south); Chandler Municipal Airport (28%, 22 kilometers, north); and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (22%, 26 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .