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Grand Canyon weather varies by location. Both rims are at high elevations, and they will be cooler than the the inner canyon, which is nearer sea level. At any location, Grand Canyon weather can change quickly, and you should be prepared for a range of temperatures and conditions. Grand Canyon weather is particularly changeable in spring and fall.

You have more to consider than just the Grand Canyon weather, though. With the South Rim at 7,000 feet above sea level and the North Rim at 8,000 feet, you may experience altitude sickness. Walkers can get short of breath at these elevations, and those with respiratory or heart problems should be especially careful.

North Rim Grand Canyon weather is much colder than the south, and that part of the park is closed every winter because of heavy snow.

Grand Canyon Climate Information

South Rim

Month Precipitation Maximum
Temp

Minimum
Temp

in cm F C F C
January 1.32 3.35 41 5 18 -8
February 1.55 3.94 45 7 21 -6
March 1.38 3.50 51 10 25 -4
April 0.93 2.36 60 15 32 0
May 0.66 1.68 79 21 39 4
June 1.81 4.60 81 27 47 8
July 1.81 4.60 84 29 54 12
August 2.25 5.71 82 28 53 12
September 1.56 3.96 76 24 47 8
October 1.10 2.79 65 18 36 1
November 0.94 2.39 52 11 27 -3
December 1.64 4.17 43 6 20 -7

North Rim

Month Precipitation Maximum
Temp

Minimum
Temp

in cm F C F C
January 3.17 8.05 37 3 16 -9
February 3.22 8.18 39 4 18 -8
March 2.65 6.73 44 7 21 -6
April 1.73 4.39 53 12 29 -2
May 1.17 2.97 62 17 34 1
June 1.93 4.90 73 23 40 4
July 1.93 4.90 77 25 46 8
August 2.85 7.23 75 24 45 7
September 1.99 5.05 69 21 39 4
October 1.38 3.50 59 15 31 -1
November 1.48 3.76 46 8 24 -4
December 2.83 7.19 40 4 20 -7

Inner Canyon

Month Precipitation Maximum
Temp

Minimum
Temp

in cm F C F C
January 0.68 1.72 56 13 36 2
February 0.72 1.83 62 17 42 6
March 0.79 2.01 71 22 48 9
April 0.47 1.19 82 28 56 13
May 0.36 0.91 92 33 63 17
June 0.84 2.13 101 38 72 22
July 0.84 2.13 106 41 78 26
August 1.40 3.56 103 39 75 24
September 0.97 2.46 97 36 69 21
October 0.65 1.65 84 29 58 14
November 0.43 1.10 68 20 46 8
December 0.87 1.92 57 14 37 2

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Grand Canyon weather (climate) data courtesy of the National Park Service
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