Phoenix Weather in September

September begins a steady deline in temperature for Phoenix, Arizona. At the same time, rain and thunderstorms become less common.

This page gives detailed information on the typical September temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Phoenix.

The temperature and rainfall numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown Phoenix. The rest of the weather measurements are averages at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located a few miles southeast of the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

100 °F September average high 38 °C
75 °F September average low 24 °C

In most years, Phoenix averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 98 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit (37 to 39 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 74 and 77 °F (23 to 25 °C).

The days at Phoenix begin to cool down quickly during September. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 8 °F (5 °C) below what it was at the start.

17 days 100 °F max. or more (38 °C)
5 days 70 °F min. or less (21 °C)

Nearly every day in September heats up to over 90 °F (32 °C) in Phoenix. At night, the temperature never dips below 60 °F (16 °C) in September.

Rainy Weather iconRain

0.6 in total precipitation 15 mm
3 days of rain

Half the time, Phoenix receives 0.1 to 0.9 inches (3 to 23 mm) of rainfall in September. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

89 % sunshine
22 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Phoenix during 89 percent of daylight hours on average in September, for a total of 330 hours in the month. Typically on 22 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in September at Phoenix lasts for 12 hours and 21 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 12 hours and 51 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:51 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

36 % September average humidity

The relative humidity in Phoenix during September usually peaks at 50 percent in the morning then drops to 23 percent by late afternoon.

Local Time2 am5 am8 am11 am2 pm5 pm8 pm11 pm
Humidity % 45 50 45 31 24 23 30 38

Windy Weather iconWind

6.3 mph September wind speed average 10.1 kph

September is an average month in Phoenix for wind speed.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
4 days with thunderstorms in September

About once a decade, Phoenix receives an inch (25 mm) or more of rain in one day during September.

Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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