Grand Canyon Park Weather

Chance of Rain

Sunday

05/01

30%

Chance of Rain
Cloudy with a few showers. Thunder possible. High 49F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Clear

Monday

05/02

20%

Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 56F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Clear

Tuesday

05/03

0%

Clear
Sunny skies. High 64F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Clear

Wednesday

05/04

0%

Clear
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 72F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

Partly Cloudy

Thursday

05/05

0%

Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 69F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

Clear

Friday

05/06

20%

Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 56F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

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Enjoy Winter in the Grand Canyon

The South Rim is open year round, but the North Rim has limited access from mid-October until mid-May. Learn about winter activities here. Read More...

Extreme Heat in the Grand Canyon

Extreme Heat in the Grand Canyon

Plan on going for a hike in the Grand Canyon? Then make sure to be careful. Extreme heat, lack of shade and limited water sources can be a life-threatening nightmare. Read More...

Temperature Inversion Fog. NP Photo by Erin Whittaker

Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds – Temperature Inversion

The canyon sometimes gets fog called “temperature inversion” when warm air sits on top of cold air. A partial inversion occurs a couple times each year, usually in winter. Total inversions are rare. Read More...

The Grand Canyon in Winter

Grand Canyon Weather – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

With an elevation spanning from around 2000 feet to over 8000 feet (760-2440m), the Grand Canyon area experiences a variety of weather conditions. Read More...

Alpine meadows on the drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim entrance, Arizona. Photo by Whit Richardson

Grand Canyon Weather and Road Condition Hotlines

Be prepared by using these resources for weather and road conditions. Read More...

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South Rim Heat Index & Climate Overview

Grand Canyon South Rim, at about 7,000 feet elevation, is generally pleasant in the summer, with the average high temperature 84F and the average low 50F in July (the warmest month). Read More...

Snow in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo: NPS Michael Quinn

Winter Photos in the Grand Canyon

Even with all of the winter sunshine, significant snowfall can be expected during the winter, and occasionally snow will make it even to the river. The result is a beautiful blanket over red rock. Read More...