Tucson - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Tucson, Arizona. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Tucson rose above 115 °F? What was the highest temperature in Tucson five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Tucson and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1899, with a few years missing data. The highest temperature measured during that time was 117 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius) on June 26, 1990.

Since 1949 the temperature extremes were observed at Tucson International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near downtown Tucson.

Highest Tucson temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
112 July 24, 2018 44
116 June 20, 2017 47
115 June 19, 2016 46
110 August 15, 2015 + 43
108 June 04, 2014 + 42
112 June 29, 2013 44
109 August 13, 2012 + 43
112 June 27, 2011 44
109 June 23, 2010 43
Highest temperature recorded at Tucson each year
Max °F Date Max °C
109 July 19, 2009 43
111 June 21, 2008 44
110 July 04, 2007 43
110 July 21, 2006 43
111 July 17, 2005 44
107 June 04, 2004 42
110 August 10, 2003 + 43
109 June 26, 2002 + 43
111 July 02, 2001 44
108 July 19, 2000 + 42
107 July 01, 1999 42
110 July 15, 1998 43
110 July 15, 1997 43
107 July 30, 1996 + 42
114 July 28, 1995 46
116 June 29, 1994 47
113 June 26, 1993 45
111 July 05, 1992 + 44
110 June 18, 1991 43
117 June 26, 1990 47
114 July 04, 1989 46
114 June 22, 1988 46
110 July 13, 1987 43
111 July 31, 1986 44
111 June 08, 1985 44
106 May 28, 1984 + 41
111 July 05, 1983 44
106 July 14, 1982 + 41
107 June 25, 1981 + 42
108 June 29, 1980 + 42
110 July 09, 1979 43
108 July 19, 1978 + 42
108 June 29, 1977 42
108 June 27, 1976 42
106 August 04, 1975 41
109 June 23, 1974 43
107 July 05, 1973 + 42
107 August 01, 1972 + 42
108 July 11, 1971 42
111 June 25, 1970 44
108 July 02, 1969 42
110 June 22, 1968 43
107 July 02, 1967 42
105 July 06, 1966 + 41
107 July 03, 1965 42
106 July 05, 1964 + 41
107 July 25, 1963 42
107 August 11, 1962 42
106 June 25, 1961 + 41
108 June 21, 1960 + 42
107 June 24, 1959 + 42
111 July 11, 1958 44
111 June 24, 1957 44
109 June 11, 1956 43
110 June 22, 1955 43
108 July 28, 1954 + 42
110 July 01, 1953 43
107 July 19, 1952 + 42
108 July 30, 1951 42
108 August 31, 1950 42
107 June 16, 1949 42
111 July 11, 1948 44
1947
108 June 04, 1946 42
1945
112 August 05, 1944 + 44
1943
110 July 07, 1942 43
108 July 04, 1941 + 42
1940
107 June 13, 1939 42
1938
110 July 02, 1937 43
1936
106 July 16, 1935 + 41
109 July 11, 1934 + 43
111 June 11, 1933 44
110 June 27, 1932 43
108 July 24, 1931 42
110 August 22, 1930 + 43
111 June 24, 1929 44
107 July 25, 1928 + 42
108 June 24, 1927 + 42
109 June 28, 1926 43
109 July 12, 1925 43
110 June 13, 1924 43
110 June 29, 1923 43
111 June 18, 1922 44
109 June 29, 1921 43
1920
111 June 26, 1919 44
110 August 02, 1918 43
110 June 18, 1917 43
107 July 06, 1916 + 42
1915
107 June 28, 1914 42
109 July 05, 1913 43
108 June 06, 1912 + 42
107 June 06, 1911 42
111 May 29, 1910 44
108 July 14, 1909 42
108 June 26, 1908 + 42
111 July 03, 1907 + 44
108 July 23, 1906 42
107 August 29, 1905 + 42
107 July 11, 1904 + 42
108 August 03, 1903 + 42
112 June 24, 1902 44
108 July 12, 1901 + 42
108 July 12, 1900 + 42
107 September 02, 1899 + 42
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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