If you’re chasing the sun, start in Chandler, Arizona and chase no more. With nearly 300 sunny days per year—about 100 more than the U.S. average—the home of Wild Horse Pass provides a delightfully warm backdrop for adventure. Here’s what you can expect for the weather in Chandler, AZ during your visit to Wild Horse Pass.
Spring in Chandler starts off just slightly chilly and warms up from there. Average highs ramp up from 77 F in March, to 85 F in April, and 95 F in May. Don’t let the warmth fool you, springtime in Arizona provides a full-color blooming backdrop as citrus trees, cacti, and other native plants like ocotillo show off their famous flowers. No need to pack a jacket, but bring along a sweatshirt in case rain is in the forecast—although that is unlikely. Chandler gets just over 1 inch in a typical March; April draws but a third of that, and May less still.
Summer in Arizona is everything it’s billed to be, and the hot weather essentials are, well, essential. Be sure to wear light clothing—think T-shirt and shorts—and you’ll want to wear breathable fabrics. A high-strength sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water should round out your summer essentials each day.
The daily high temperature eclipses 100 F from June through September with rare exception; that breaks down to an average of 104 F for June, 106 F for July, 104 again for August, and 99 for September. Lows run around 70 F for June, up to 77 F in July, before decreasing through August and September, when the average low is back down to 70 F. Keep in mind, though, you might be treated to a little summer heat relief by a fast-moving and visually stunning monsoon rain. The monsoon season usually runs from mid-June through the end of September, and is a weather event that is highly anticipated by locals each year.
Fall in Chandler really starts off as a continuation of summer, with September full of triple digit days. As the season progresses, a nice cooling occurs: October highs average 89 F, with lows of 65 F, and November drops again to an average high of 76 F with lows of 53 F. All in all, the days of fall are just right with shorts and flip-flops still possible. Just keep a light jacket or sweater at the ready, or both, for the increasingly chilly nights and early mornings as November progresses. With its mostly moderate temperatures, fall is another excellent time to visit Wild Horse Pass.
While precipitation shouldn’t be a bother, with 0 inches of snow annually and just over 1 inch of rain monthly during the cold season, Jack Frost does make an appearance or two December through February, with overnight lows dropping to 30 F at times. Highs that can reach 80 F, however, chase away any shivers. Winter highs average around 70 F. Bottom line: you’ll want to wear layers. A light shirt and jacket should get you through the day, but it’s good to have a heavier jacket on hand for nighttime or early morning outdoor activities.