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 1981 to 2010 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, 1981 to 2010
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
67 40 January 19 4
73 46 February 23 8
82 55 March 28 13
91 62 April 33 17
101 73 May 38 23
110 81 June 43 27
117 88 July 47 31
115 86 August 46 30
107 76 September 41 24
93 62 October 34 16
77 48 November 25 9
65 38 December 18 4
91 63 Year 33 17

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.

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 6 0 0
March 19 6 0
April 26 16 5
May 31 27 17
June 30 30 27
July 31 31 31
August 31 31 31
September 30 29 24
October 29 20 6
November 12 1 0
December 0 0 0
Year 245 191 140
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 8 0 0
March 24 7 0
April 28 19 4
May 31 29 20
June 30 30 28
July 31 31 31
August 31 31 31
September 30 30 24
October 30 18 4
November 11 2 0
December 1 0 0
Year 257 197 141

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.

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. 1981-2010 U.S. Climate Normals. (Data Access. FTP.)

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