The Average Monthly Temperature in the Sonoran Desert

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The Average Monthly Temperature in the Sonoran Desert
Temperatures in the Sonoran Desert can exceed 48.9 degrees Celsius. (saguaro image by Paul Moore from

The Sonoran Desert encompasses an area of approximately 100,000 square miles, including parts of Arizona, California, Sonora, Baja California and islands in the Gulf of California. The wide range of biomes within the Sonoran Desert creates a high level of biodiversity, with more than 2,000 species documented in the region.

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Spring Temperatures

In spring, storms off the North Pacific Ocean occasionally bring rain to the northwestern regions of the Sonoran. Temperatures are mild, ranging from 10 to 26.7 degrees Celsius.

Summer Temperatures

Summers in the Sonoran are extremely hot and dry, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 48.9 degrees Celsius.

Fall Temperatures

In fall, the Sonoran remains warm, with low humidity and little rain (although some coastal regions receive rainfall from tropical storms in the Pacific). Temperatures range from 21.1 to 35 degrees Celsius.

Winter Temperatures

Winter days in the Sonoran are usually sunny and mild, with sparse snowfall. Temperatures commonly range from 40 to 4.44 to 21.1 degrees C, with rare dips to 0 degrees C and below.

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