Zion Weather

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NameZion National Park experiences a desert climate with temperatures varying according to elevation. Day and night temperatures can differ by over 30°F. In the spring, the weather is unpredictable with some stormy, wet days intermixed with warm, sunny weather. Wildflowers bloom in April and peak in May. Summer days are hot with highs ranging from 95 to 110°F. From mid July to mid September, afternoon thunderstorms are common, resulting in some flash floods and waterfalls. Fall brings clear and mild days with cool nights. Fall colors in Zion Canyon usually peak in late October. Winter brings cooler temperatures and light dustings of snow in the canyon. On clear winter days, temperatures can climb into the 60s.

Weather Averages By Month

Month J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temperature (°F)                        
Normal daily max 52 57 63 73 83 93 100 97 91 78 63 53
Normal daily min 29 31 36 43 52 60 68 66 60 49 37 30
Extreme high 71 78 86 94 102 114 115 111 110 97 83 71
Extreme low -2 4 12 23 22 40 51 50 33 23 13 6
Days above 90°F 0 0 0 1 8 21 30 28 18 3 0 0
Days below 32°F 19 14 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 18
Precipitation (In)                        
Normal 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.5
maximum 7.5 6.7 7.1 4.4 3.0 4.0 3.6 4.8 6.7 3.3 3.2 4.3
Max 24 hour 1.6 1.3 0.9 1.2 1.8 2.2 1.1 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 2.0
Maximum snowfall 26 18 14 3 T 0 0 0 T 1 5 21
Days w/precipitation 7 7 8 6 5 3 5 6 4 4 5 6
No. thunderstorms 0 0 0 1 4 5 14 15 5 2 0 0

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