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Death Valley Weather and Climate

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Death Valley Climate

Month Precipitation Maximum

Minimum

  in cm F C F C
January 0.26 0.7 68 20 39 4
February 0.35 0.9 72 22 46 8
March 0.25 0.6 80 27 53 12
April 0.12 0.3 90 32 62 17
May 0.08 0.2 99 37 71 22
June 0.04 0.1 109 43 80 27
July 0.11 0.3 115 46 88 31
August 0.10 0.3 113 45 85 29
September 0.14 0.4 106 41 75 24
October 0.11 0.3 92 33 62 17
November 0.18 0.5 76 24 48 9
December 0.18 0.5 65 18 39 4

 

MONTHS WHAT TO EXPECT WHAT TO PACK/WEAR

Winter (Nov-Feb)

Comfortable daytime temperatures
Cold nights
Possible rain

Layers for cold nights

Spring (Mar-Apr)

Hot days
Still rainy

 

Summer (May-Sep)

Daytime temperatures over 100 F

Shorts, hats, sunscreen, pack to carry water

Fall (Oct)

Hot days

 

Death Valley is one of the driest, hottest places on earth. The second-highest recorded temperature was 134 F (57C), in July, 1913.

Night temperatures will be about 20-30 degrees cooler than in the daytime. Lower elevations are hotter than higher ones, dropping by three to five degrees for every thousand feet of elevation.

Beware of flash floods any time it rains. The desert becomes so dry that water does not soak in, forcing all the rainfall to accumulate into runoff. During heavy rains, flooding can start almost immediately.

 

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