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The climate of Payson

Located in Utah, USA, Payson enjoys a humid continental climate with no dry season and hot summers, according to the Köppen climate classification (Dfa). Payson experiences clear fluctuations in weather parameters throughout the year. Payson's geographical position on the cusp of the American Southwest contributes to its variable climate.

The highest temperatures occur from June to August, with average top temperatures ranging from 77.5°F (25.3°C) to 85.5°F (29.7°C). During winter - December to February - temperatures take a dip, with lows of 14.4°F (-9.8°C) to 16.2°F (-8.8°C) and highs from 32.4°F (0.2°C) to 35.2°F (1.8°C). Meanwhile, humidity creeps up during winter months, particularly in December and January with relative humidity of 85% and 81%.

Rainfall exhibits variations across the year, with a general trend of less rain during summer months compared to the rest of the year. The least amount of rain falls in July and August of precipitation. Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. The month with the most snowfall is January, when snow falls for 11.8 days and typically aggregates up to 8.66" (220mm) of snow. In Payson, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 43min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:48 am and sunset at 5:12 pm. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 7:36 am and sunset at 5:44 pm MST. January has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine. The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the maximum UV index of 2 suggests these recommendations:
Prolonged sun exposure should always be prevented in babies, children, and those with sensitive skin. For skin protection, it's recommended to minimize Sun exposure during its peak hours around midday. In the presence of strong sunlight, it's crucial to wear sunglasses that ward off UVA and UVB rays. Watch out! The Sun's UV radiation can be nearly magnified twofold due to snow reflection.

Weather in February

A slight increase in the mercury levels makes February slightly warmer than January. The humidity begins to subside; however, the temperature still lingers between 18.5°F (-7.5°C) and 35.2°F (1.8°C). The landscape of Payson, Utah gradually sheds its white, snowy cover as snowfall decreases compared to January. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March heralds the onset of spring with temperatures progressively rising from February’s levels. The blend of a cooler atmosphere and budding warmth can be experienced between 26.1°F (-3.3°C) and 44.2°F (6.8°C). Rainfall overtakes snowfall as the primary form of precipitation in Payson, Utah. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April steers towards a more moderate climate, concluding the wintry chill. Temperatures fluctuate from 31.1°F (-0.5°C) to 52.5°F (11.4°C), edging closer towards summer. Payson, Utah sees a decline in rainfall compared to the preceding month of March, making way for clear skies. Weather in April »

Weather in May

The month of May injects the first true warmth of the season into Payson, Utah. The temperature range lies between 38.1°F (3.4°C) and 63.7°F (17.6°C), marking a shift from the chilly air to a warmer breeze. The city experiences the driest month in terms of rainfall as compared to the year's pattern. Weather in May »

Weather in June

In June, the summer season takes full charge in Payson, Utah. The max temperature peaks to 77.5°F (25.3°C) and does not fall below 46.8°F (8.2°C), demonstrating prominent warmth. The month also enjoys the longest days of the year with the most extended daylight hours. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July witnesses the height of summer with sweltering conditions enveloping Payson, Utah. The heat becomes more intense as the temperature soars to 85.5°F (29.7°C), marking the peak high of the year. The city bathes in maximum sunshine hours, contributing to the sultry July weather. Weather in July »

Weather in August

The hot summer continues in August, albeit with minor dips in temperature compared to July. The Mercury oscillates between 54.9°F (12.7°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C), offering no significant relief to the people of Payson, Utah. Dry climatic conditions persist, making rainfall a rare occurrence. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September witnesses the summer’s farewell with the onset of Autumn conditions in Payson, Utah. With temperatures ranging from 47.3°F (8.5°C) to 74.3°F (23.5°C), the city starts to cool down from the heated Summer. Transitioning into Fall, September sees increased rainfall compared to the previous month. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October ushers in crisp Fall weather, characterized by a shift to colder conditions from the warm climate of September. The temperature witnesses an evident dip, falling between 36.1°F (2.3°C) and 57.9°F (14.4°C). Rainfall becomes a common occurrence compared to the dry, summer times in Payson, Utah. Weather in October »

Weather in November

Chilly winds begin to dominate as November inches closer to winter. With temperatures veering between 26.2°F (-3.2°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C), Payson, Utah starts embodying an icy character. Compared to October's rainfall, condensation decreases slightly, replaced by the reintroduction of snowfall. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December closes the year with the city of Payson, Utah fully in the grips of winter. Temperatures range from a chilly 16.2°F (-8.8°C) to a high of 32.4°F (0.2°C), making it the coldest month of the year. Accumulating snowfall enters the scene, covering the city in a white blanket once again. Weather in December »
Updated: Jun 21, 2024
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Frequently asked questions

What is the most humid month?

January is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

What is the wettest month?

The months with the most rainfall are January and December, with an average 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain?

Throughout the year, there are 112.5 rainfall days, and 11.93" (303mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it snow in Payson?

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December.

When does it snow the most?

January is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 11.8 days and accumulates 8.66" (220mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow?

In Payson, during the entire year, snow falls for 54.1 days and aggregates up to 33.5" (851mm) of snow.

What is the month with the least sunshine?

The month with the least sunshine is January, with an average of 5.6h of sunshine.

What is the month with the lowest UV index?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am, and the time zone reverts from MDT to MST.

When it does not snow?

June through September are months without snowfall.

When are the longest days?

The month with the longest days is June, with an average of 15h and 0min of daylight.

What part of the year is the hottest?

In Payson, the average temperatures in July are the highest, with a peak at 85.5°F (29.7°C) and a low of 55.9°F (13.3°C).

What is the least humid month?

July is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 39%.

When is the highest UV index?

The month with the highest UV index is July, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the driest month?

The month with the least rainfall is August, when the rain falls for 6.6 days and typically collects 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Payson?

With an average of 11.9h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year.

What time of the year is the coldest?

December, marked by an average high-temperature of 32.4°F (0.2°C) and a low-temperature of 16.2°F (-8.8°C), is the coldest month.

What is the month with the shortest days?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9h and 24min of daylight.

Average temperature
Payson, UT

Average temperature - Payson, UT

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (32.4°F).

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (55.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (14.4°F).

Average pressure
Payson, UT

Average pressure - Payson, UT

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.27"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.86"Hg).

Average wind speed
Payson, UT

Average wind speed - Payson, UT

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (5.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (4.5mph).

Average rainfall
Payson, UT

Average rainfall - Payson, UT

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January and December (1.46").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0.51").

Average rainfall days
Payson, UT

Average rainfall days - Payson, UT

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (13.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (6 days).

Average snowfall
Payson, UT

Average snowfall - Payson, UT

The month with the highest snowfall is January (8.66").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days
Payson, UT

Average snowfall days - Payson, UT

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (12.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Payson, UT

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Payson, UT

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 24min).

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 11h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 36min).

Average sunshine days
Payson, UT

Average sunshine days - Payson, UT

The month with the most sunshine days is June (21.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (10.9 days).

Average UV index
Payson, UT

Average UV index - Payson, UT

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average visibility
Payson, UT

Average visibility - Payson, UT

The months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (4mi).

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