Death Valley Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Death Valley, California during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for Death Valley, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 80, 90 or 100 °F each month in Death Valley, scroll down farther. There are also counts of nights with warm temperatures and days with cold weather.

The Death Valley weather data were recorded at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park, at an elevation of 194 feet (59 metres) below sea level. The first set of high and low temperatures are averages for 2010 to 2019. Everything else here is based on 1991 to 2020 measurements.

10-year temperature averages for Death Valley, 2010 to 2019
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
68 41 January 20 5
75 48 February 24 9
84 57 March 29 14
93 65 April 34 18
99 73 May 37 23
113 85 June 45 30
118 91 July 48 33
116 89 August 47 31
108 79 September 42 26
93 64 October 34 18
78 49 November 25 10
66 41 December 19 5
93 65 Year 34 18
30-year temperature averages for Death Valley, 1991 to 2020
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
67 43 January 20 6
74 49 February 23 9
83 57 March 28 14
91 65 April 33 18
101 75 May 38 24
111 84 June 44 29
117 91 July 47 33
116 89 August 47 32
108 79 September 42 26
93 64 October 34 18
77 51 November 25 10
66 41 December 19 5
92 66 Year 33 19

Days of Hot Weather in Death Valley

The temperature regularly tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit from April to October in Death Valley, including every day in July and August. When the days reach 100 or more, the nighttime temperatures usually remain above 70 degrees.

Days per month in Death Valley of at least 80, 90 or 100 °F
  80 °F
27 °C
90 °F
32 °C
100 °F
38 °C
January 1 0 0
February 7 0 0
March 20 7 0
April 27 18 5
May 31 27 18
June 30 30 28
July 31 31 31
August 31 31 31
September 30 29 26
October 29 22 8
November 12 2 0
December 1 0 0
Year 249 197 147
Average number of days monthly in Death Valley that stay above 50, 60 or 70 °F
  50 °F
10 °C
60 °F
16 °C
70 °F
21 °C
January 2 0 0
February 7 1 0
March 23 6 0
April 29 19 5
May 31 29 19
June 30 30 28
July 31 31 31
August 31 31 31
September 30 30 24
October 29 19 4
November 11 1 0
December 2 0 0
Year 254 196 141

How Often Death Valley Has Cold Temperatures

Winter nights in Death Valley often get substantially cooler than the rest of the year. On about half of winter nights, the thermometer drops below 40 degrees.

The desert averages nine nights a year of freezing weather, which can occur anytime from November to February. Any overnight frost normally thaws the next day, as daytime highs are typically always above 50 degrees.

References

Jay Lawrimore, Ron Ray, Scott Applequist, Bryant Korzeniewski, Matthew Menne. 2016. Global Summary of the Month and Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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