Salt Lake City Weather in September

The dry, hot weather of summer eases a little during September at Salt Lake City, Utah, but the abundant sunshine continues.

This page gives detailed information on the typical September weather for Salt Lake City.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Salt Lake City International Airport, located a few miles northwest of the city's center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

79 °F September average high 26 °C
53 °F September average low 12 °C

In most years, Salt Lake City averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 76 and 83 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 28 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 51 and 56 °F (10 to 13 °C).

The days at Salt Lake City begin to cool down quickly during September. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 14 °F (8 °C) below what it was at the start.

16 days 80 °F max. or more (27 °C)
10 days 50 °F min. or less (10 °C)

Most days in September warm up to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Salt Lake City. The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here during September.

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on 2 nights. But September does not normally get cold enough for frost.

Rainy Weather iconRain

1.2 in total precipitation 31 mm
6 days of rain

Half the time, Salt Lake City receives 0.4 to 1.7 inches (10 to 44 mm) of rainfall in September. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation falls as snow.

Sunny Weather iconSun

82 % sunshine
16 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Salt Lake City during 82 percent of daylight hours on average in September, for a total of 306 hours in the month. Typically on 16 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in September at Salt Lake City lasts for 12 hours and 26 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 4 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:47 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

46 % September average humidity

The relative humidity in Salt Lake City during September usually peaks at 61 percent in the morning then drops to 29 percent in the afternoon.

Local Time2 am5 am8 am11 am2 pm5 pm8 pm11 pm
Humidity % 57 61 52 35 29 29 48 54

Windy Weather iconWind

9.1 mph September wind speed average 14.6 kph

September is a little windier than most other months in Salt Lake City.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

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

About twice a decade Salt Lake City has a September storm that dumps an inch or more of rain in one day.


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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