Lake Havasu City
Arizona, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and climate
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City has a tropical and subtropical, hot desert type of climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with hot and dry summers and mild winters.
It lies in the Mohave County of Arizona, on the eastern shores of Lake Havasu and the border between Arizona and California. The city lies in the proximity of the Colorado River and has the topography of mountains, desert lands, and farmlands.

Lake Havasu City registers 3700 hours of sunshine during the year. The sunshine is present for 80% of the daylight hours. The city is one of the driest, hottest and least humid places in the United States. Annual precipitation is scarce to the tune of 4.2" (106.7mm), with only 30 rainy days during the year. Rainfall occurs throughout the year, except May and June. Although the rain is negligible, the region is prone to flash floods and thunderstorms. Snow is rare, but there is a history of occasional snowfall.

Summers are scorching hot in Lake Havasu City with the average high temperatures between 104°F (40°C) and 109°F (42.8°C). High temperatures cross 120°F (48.9°C) during the peak of July and are routinely between 100°F (37.8°C) and 115°F (46.1°C) during the summer. Nights are warm with the temperatures in the 75°F (23.9°C) to 90°F (32.2°C) range.
Winters are mild with the average high temperatures in the 63°F (17.2°C) to 70°F (21.1°C). The low temperatures are usually in the 40°F (4.4°C) to 50°F (10°C) zone but occasionally drop below 40°F (4.4°C).
Spring and autumn are brief periods as the hot weather dominates the better part of the year. The skies tend to be clear with a lack of moisture in the air for the majority of the year.

The highest recorded temperature in Lake Havasu City is 128°F (53.3°C) on June 29, 1994, which is also the record for Arizona.
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The best time to visit Lake Havasu City is when the temperatures cool down between November to March.
The winter is mild at best, and the temperatures rarely drop below 40°F (4.4°C). The average high temperatures are in the 64°F (17.8°C) to 74°F (23.3°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the 43°F (6.1°C) to 51°F (10.6°C) zone. Nights are clear and perfect for stargazing in the absence of strong winds across the vast open landscape.
The summer crowds disperse during the winter, but the sunny city is the winter home for people from cold regions of Canada and the northern United States.

The period from June to September is the worst time to visit Lake Havasu City due to the extreme heat. Summer sees thunderstorms and scorching heat in the city. The daily high temperatures are mostly in the 100°F (37.8°C) to 115°F (46.1°C) range with many days even crossing 120°F (48.9°C).
Summer draws crowds despite the heat as many events, including local and international tournaments, take place during the hot months - no wonder that accommodations are costly during the period.

Lake Havasu City is prone to flash floods and lightning strikes in the hot, long and dry summer. June to September witnesses many thunderstorms in the region. The arid and sparse vegetation in the region is unable to absorb rainfall even in small quantities during the storms, which quickly turn dry streambeds into raging water torrents.

January is one of the best times to visit Lake Havasu City, as the winter is mild with the average temperatures in the 44°F (6.7°C) to 64°F (17.8°C) range. Weather in January »

February sees mild temperatures in the average range of 47°F (8.3°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) in Lake Havasu City. The days tend to be warm with 11 hours of daylight. Weather in February »

March brings the short spring season to Lake Havasu City with brief spells of rain. The temperatures are usually in the 51°F (10.6°C) to 77°F (25°C) range. Weather in March »

The average temperatures are in the zone of 59°F (15°C) to 85°F (29.4°C) as the fishing season attracts crowds along Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. Weather in April »

May raises the heat in Lake Havasu City as the average high temperature crosses 95°F (35°C). The humidity is low as the sun chases the clouds from the skies. Weather in May »

June is the driest month in Lake Havasu City as the beginning of the hot summer season registers average temperatures in the 77°F (25°C) to 105°F (40.6°C) range. Weather in June »

The peak of the summer sees temperatures consistently above 110°F (43.3°C) with some days even crossing 120°F (48.9°C). Weather in July »

The temperatures register in the range of 84°F (28.9°C) to 108°F (42.2°C) on an average with many days touching 115°F (46.1°C) and a few even 120°F (48.9°C). Weather in August »

The temperatures scale down a bit as compared to the summer, and the average ranges between 75°F (23.9°C) to 101°F (38.3°C). Weather in September »

October begins the brief autumn season with the average temperatures dropping between 62°F (16.7°C) to 88°F (31.1°C) in Lake Havasu City. Weather in October »

November sees mild temperatures in the range of 51°F (10.6°C) to 74°F (23.3°C) as the autumn reaches its peak in Lake Havasu City. Weather in November »

The average low temperatures are in the mild 43°F (6.1°C) to 63°F (17.2°C) range, and it is rare for nights to touch the freezing mark of 32°F (0°C). Weather in December »

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 13h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 8).