What's the weather in Palm Springs like? Abundant sunshine, clear blue skies, low humidity, warm temperatures, and rarely a hint of rain characterize the consistently beautiful weather in Palm Springs. The sun shines in the Palm Springs, California area more than 350 days a year. This puts Palm Springs among the world's most popular outdoor adventure areas with great hiking trails, nature walks, beautiful mountains, and world-class year-round Golf with 125 Palm Springs area golf courses. It's year-round pool weather!
The average annual rainfall total in the Palm Springs area in recent years has been approximately two inches total. This is considerably less rain than the long-time average average of 5 inches cumulative total (sometimes less) for an entire year. This small amount of rain annually in Palm Springs California is about 85% less than the U.S. average, and 75% less than the average in California.
Here, you'll find Palm Springs area weather broken down even further by month and season.
January Weather in Palm Springs
January is a beautiful month to visit Palm Springs. The average morning temperature is 44 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:50 a.m. Mid-day the temperature averages around 65–70 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 5:00 p.m., the temperature drops back down to an enjoyable 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in January is 1.27 inches.
February Weather in Palm Springs
February is a wonderful month to visit Palm Springs. The average morning temperature is 47 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:30 a.m. Mid-day the temperature hits a high of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 5:30 p.m., the temperature drops back down to about 61 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in February is 1.15 inches.
March Weather in Palm Springs
March is an ideal month to visit Palm Springs with sunny weather almost every day. The average daily temperature in Palm Springs in March is a beautiful 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:35 am. As the sun sets at 6:35 p.m., the temperature cools to a pleasant 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Does it rain in Palm Springs in March? Very little. The average rainfall during the entire month of March in Palm Springs is an average of 0.63 inches.
April Weather in Palm Springs
April is one of the most popular months for visitors and vacations in Palm Springs. April weather in Palm Springs is reliably sunny and warm. April's mid-day temperature averages around 80–88 degrees Fahrenheit. April's early morning weather is beautiful, too, with an average early morning temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun sets at about 7:15 p.m. and the temperature cools to a very comfortable average of 72 degrees Fahrenheit in the evenings. The average rainfall in Palm Springs in April is almost non-existent with a barely measurable 0.08 inches.
May Weather in Palm Springs
May is a warm and reliably sunny month to visit the Palm Springs area. The average Palm Springs area high temperature in May is 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 5:44 a.m. and sets at 7:46 p.m. In the evening, the temperature drops to a very comfortable 79 degrees Fahrenheit, great for outdoor dining. It rarely—almost never—rains in Palm Springs in May. Rainfall in Palm Springs in May is almost non-existent at 0.15 inches.
June Weather in Palm Springs
June is a great month to visit Palm Springs. The average morning temperature is between 70–75 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 5:36 a.m. Mid-day the temperature hits an average high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 7:57 p.m. the temperature drops back slightly to 87 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in June is barely a trace at 0.05 inches.
July Weather in Palm Springs
Hot and sunny weather is the reliable weather norm for July in Palm Springs. The average morning temperature in July is 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 5:47 a.m. Mid-day the July average temperature hits a high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 7:52 p.m. the temperature drops back down to about 92 degrees Fahrenheit. It rarely rains in Palm Springs, especially in July, as the average rainfall for Palm Springs in July is 0.19 inches.
August Weather in Palm Springs
It's bright, sunny, and reliably warm in Palm Springs in August. The average morning temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:09 a.m. Mid-day the temperature averages between 102–107 degrees Fahrenheit and it almost never rains in August. As the sun sets at 7:52 p.m., the temperature drops back down to about 92 degrees Fahrenheit.
September Weather in Palm Springs
September is an excellent month to visit Palm Springs. The average morning temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:29 a.m. Mid-day the temperature hits an average high of 101 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 6:51 p.m., the temperature drops back down to a cool 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in September is 0.39 inches.
October Weather in Palm Springs
October is a great month to visit Palm Springs. The average morning temperature is 61 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:52 a.m. Mid-day the temperature averages between 85–91 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 6:13 p.m., the temperature drops back down to about 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in October is 0.11 inches.
November Weather in Palm Springs
In November the average morning temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun rises at 6:18 am. Mid-day in November the temperature reaches a high of about 78 degrees Fahrenheit. As the sun sets at 4:46 p.m., the temperature drops back down to an average low of 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The average total rainfall in November is 0.29 inches.
December Weather in Palm Springs
Palm Springs in December is sunny and beautiful. The average morning temperature in December is 43 degrees Fahrenheit or 6 Celsius. The sun rises at 6:44 a.m. Mid-day the temperature hits an average high of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun sets early, especially with the mountains as a backdrop. With the sun setting at 4:39 p.m., the temperature drops back down to about 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall in December is 0.61 inches.
Winter Weather in Palm Springs
The winter climate in the Palm Springs California Desert resorts area is reliably sunny and among the warmest, mildest weather and most beautiful climates in the U.S. In Palm Springs, you can count on consistently sunny blue skies—in every month. Most visitors think it's warm in the winter in Palm Springs. Locals think it's cool. And everyone agrees it's beautiful. There is very rarely (perhaps once every couple of years) a brief (nighttime or early morning) frost or a freeze during the late fall or winter months in the Palm Springs area. The morning sun thaws any light freeze very quickly.
The average high temperature is rarely less than 65F during the coolest winter months of December and January, though a few nights each year that dip into the mid-to-low 40's briefly at night (lows rarely get much below 38 degrees and the temperatures always warm up quickly as soon as the sun rises the next day). The evening and night time temperatures can be pleasingly cool and slightly chilly, even brisk, with temperatures dipping quickly when the sun sets behind the mountain range.
Rain and wind storms are the only notable (and rare) Palm Springs winter weather, lasting only a day or two at a time or most. But even in the coolest months, there is very little rain that falls in the greater Palm Springs area. The total annual rainfall in the Palm Springs area is very limited. In January and February, the average rainfall is about an inch or less each month. For the year, the average total rainfall in Palm Springs is about 5 inches—or less—for the yearly total.
Fall Weather in Palm Springs
Palm Springs fall weather more closely resembles summer in most other parts of the U.S. Summer in the Palm Springs area extends into September and October (and early November), bringing bright sun and clear blue skies with temperatures in the 70–90 degree Fahrenheit range.
Spring Weather in Palm Springs
The daytime temperatures in Palm Springs begin to warm up steadily during early spring, starting in mid February with March, April, and May producing reliable and consistent bright sunshine with gorgeous days where temperatures reach the high 70s to low to mid-80s.
March weather in Palm Springs brings brilliant sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures with highs in the mid-70s and low-80 degree Fahrenheit temperatures. April and May weather in Palm Springs is gorgeous and consistently sunny. April is characterized by bright sunshine, warm and dry air, and daily high temperatures in the mid to high 80 degree range, rising into the low to mid 90s consistently during May. May brings a few days that surpass the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark for the first time, though all months except for December, January, and February have recorded a few 100 degree days—something unmatched by any other U.S. destination.
There is very little rainfall in Palm Springs in the spring. The very limited amount of rain that falls in Palm Springs is usually limited to late fall and early Winter and the months of December through February; even then rain is very rare and mostly limited to brief showers.
Summer Weather in Palm Springs
July, August, and September are the warmest months in Palm Springs with daily average temperatures in the low to mid-100s. Evening temperatures once the sun goes down decrease to nightly lows in the 60 and 70 degree Fahrenheit ranges. Summer weather extends well into late August and September, with October bringing summer-like weather with average high temperatures in the low to mid-90s.
The summer high temperatures in Palm Springs are not quite so extreme as other locations in the Sonoran Desert further west; the proximity to the Pacific Ocean limits normal highs to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the Palm Springs area, unlike the 120 degrees Fahrenheit or higher temperatures common for a few places along the Colorado River and around Death Valley. That said, Palm Springs is one of the top five consistently hot cities in the US. Nearly 75% of the homes in Palm Springs have private swimming pools, so cooling off on summer months is easy to do.