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The climate of Canyon de Chelly: when to go

The Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located on a plateau at a height that varies between 1,700 and 2,100 meters. The climate of the Canyon de Chelly is a semi-desert climate with harsh and sometimes snowy winters. The springs are cool and windy, the winds can sometimes cause sandstorms that reduce visibility.

Summer is the hot and dry season, but sometimes the climate can undergo sudden changes, this happens especially in the autumn months. The months between July and October are the rainiest, however, the rain falls rarely and in the form of short thunderstorms. The average amount of rainfall in a year is around 230 mm, but given the extreme dryness of the climate of the Canyon de Chelly, rainfall is rarely a problem.

In the summer months the heat is particularly high, but the altitude, which exceeds 1,600 meters, greatly mitigates the temperatures. Average maximum temperatures vary between 33 ° C in July and 6 ° C in January, while average minimum temperatures vary between -9 ° C in January and 15 ° C in July.

WHEN TO GO TO CANYON DE CHELLY

The best time to visit the Canyon de Chelly area, which is located in the arid and desert part of northeastern Arizona, is the one that includes the spring months of April and May, the summer months (June, July and August) and the autumn months of September and October.

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THE CLIMATE OF CANYON DE CHELLY: CLIMATE TABLE

CHINLE – CANYON DE CHELLY (1.678 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January-7720
February-41116
March-11618
April32114
May72614
June12328
July163427
August163233
September112823
October42226
November-21320
December-7716
YEAR 235

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