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. All the numbers are averages, based on climate statistics gathered from 1981 to 2010.
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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, nighttime temperatures remain above 70 degrees.
How Often Death Valley Has Cold Temperatures
Death Valley winters are considerably cooler than the other seasons. On about half of winter nights, the thermometer drops below 40 degrees.
The desert averages seven nights a year of freezing weather, which can occur in December, January and February. Any overnight frost normally thaws the next day, as daytime highs are typically always above 32 degrees.
National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.