Winter in Scottsdale is as perfect as it sounds. Think blue, sunny skies and daily highs that hover around 72 degrees (22°C) from December to mid-February. It's a great season to explore Scottsdale's Sonoran Desert, play a round of professional golf, or participate in one of our exclusive events. In Scottsdale, summers are stifling and dry, winters are cool, and most are clear year round.
Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 44° F to 106° F and is rarely below 36° F or above 111° F. Scottsdale has maximum temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit most days during the summer. The 100-degree weather generally starts in May and can persist through September. In some years, even one day in October it reaches 100 degrees.
Scottsdale is in a desert, so it can be very hot in the summer, but the winters are very pleasant. It is 383 meters (1257 feet) above sea level and the temperature rarely drops below 36°F (2°C) or above 70°F (21°C) in winter. Even at its lowest point, the cold can hardly be felt. The city experiences more sunny days than gray and rainy days.
The BestPlaces annual Comfort Index for Scottsdale is 7.3 (10% 3Dbest), which means it's less comfortable than most places in Arizona. The estimated value in Scottsdale is calculated as the weighted average of the individual contributions of each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Scottsdale and a given station. Scottsdale, like the rest of the Arizona region, is surrounded by desert, so it has a warm and pleasant climate during the winter.