Phoenix Weather

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Sunny weather. It’s the No. 1 reason visitors come to Greater Phoenix. According to data compiled by the National Climatic Data Center, Greater Phoenix basks in sunshine during 85 percent of the daylight hours — more often than any other major metropolitan area in the United States.

Greater Phoenix’s average annual temperature is 72 degrees, and the average annual high is 85 degrees. The average high in winter is 67 degrees, and highs frequently flirt with 80 in the spring and fall. And it doesn’t rain much — less than 8 inches a year—which means the weather is ideal for hiking, lounging poolside or watching a spring training baseball game. Visit for the latest weather forecast.