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4 College Student

Weather: I like the heat and the sun - there's nothing better to me than seeng the sun every day that it's out. I like the weather. No complaints - it's great!

3 College Freshman

Weather: Since its always hot here, there are barely any weather changes.

2 College Junior

Weather: The over 100 degree weather is a killer sometimes.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Arizona, the end of the spring semester is pretty nice, but the beginning is really hot. Campus is generally cooler than other places in Tempe and they blast the Air conditioning but it's still 100 degrees outside. Fall semester is beautiful until the last month or so, when it gets hot again.

2 College Junior

Weather: Arizona is hot as hell. In August, when you're first starting out, it is THE WORST. You will literally be dripping sweat.

Winter is great. To natives like myself, it's chilly, and it does get pretty cold come December. No snow, though. Up until March the weather is nice and as soon as April hits, it is starting to get hot, once again.

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Arizona is definitely one hot place to live. There are really no seasons in Arizona, as the sun is constantly shining, and it does not stay cold for a very a long time. The average temperature year-round is in the mid-70s. When packing your bags to come to Arizona State, bring all your favorite summer clothes because they will be your best friends for a good seven to eight months, and of course pack some jeans and coats for winter as it does get a little nippy. You will hardly see snow unless you decide to travel to northern Arizona, so don't bother packing your heaviest coat because it will take up way too much space in your closet. However, be prepared to bring at least some sweaters and jackets because the winter evenings do get pretty chilly, and fall can be somewhat crisp as well. Don't worry, though—it is not anywhere near the bone-chilling cold you would experience back east.

Humidity in Arizona is not too much of a concern due to the dry heat of the desert area. Summer can be fun if you're lounging next to a pool, but it can be a real issue when you have to walk across campus for a good 15 to 20 minutes and end up walking into class with a drenched T-shirt looking like you just passed through Death Valley. Overall, though, the weather has its ups and downs, but most students would agree that, as hot as Arizona is, you can at least find comfort in a nice, cool, air-conditioned building to escape the tormenting heat.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 86 °F
Spring - Low: 53 °F
Summer - High: 104 °F
Summer - Low: 73 °F
Fall - High: 89 °F
Fall - Low: 56 °F
Winter - High: 70 °F
Winter - Low: 40 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 0.51 in./month
Summer: .82 in./month
Fall: 0.67 in./month
Winter: 1.13 in./month
What to Pack
  • Hats
  • Jacket/sweater
  • Jeans
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short-sleeved shirts/tanks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Did You Know?
  • The highest recorded temperature for Arizona was 128 F recorded in Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994.
  • A large number of "snow-birds" leave their home states to stay in Arizona during the winter months due to the near perfect temperature of Arizona winters.
  • The monthly average temperature in Arizona is approximately a high of 105 F to a low of 38 F.


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