Weather

Due of its high elevation climate, weather at Bryce Canyon through autumn, winter, and spring can be highly variable. Check current conditions for any weather-related closures, and the current National Weather Service forecast for Bryce Canyon.

Snowstorms in October are not unusual, yet there are also many sunny and pleasant autumn days during the month. From October to May temperatures fall below freezing nearly every night. The park typically experiences its coldest and snowiest periods from December through February. Spring storms in March and April can still produce heavy snowfall that may impact travel in the region.

In summer the days tend to be pleasant, with daytime highs in June typically in the high 60s to low 70s (F), high 70s to low 80s in July and August, while September is similar to June. The rainy season occurs in July and August with frequent, usually brief, afternoon thunderstorms which produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. If visiting during these months remember that lightning kills and "when thunder roars go indoors!"

Typical Weather

The weather can change quickly in any season at this high elevation, but winter storms can create some of the most challenging conditions. Review historic weather data below, and check out the 7-day forecast as your visit approaches.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F)
Avg High 37 38 45 54 64 75 80 77 70 58 45 36
Avg Low 15 17 23 29 37 45 53 50 42 32 23 15
Record High 59 64 67 75 85 92 98 90 86 79 68 60
Record Low -26 -26 -11 -3 13 21 28 23 16 0 -12 -23
Precipitation (in")
Normal Rain 1.8 1.4 1.5 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.6 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.3 1.2
Maximum Rain 7.4 6.0 4.9 5.8 3.5 3.3 5.7 7.7 5.4 6.4 7.3 3.7
24 hr Max Rain 3.3 2.3 1.8 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 2.2 2.1 2.6 1.4 3.3
Normal Snow 17 18 17 8 2 0.1 0 0 0.1 3 10 14
Maximum Snow 82 55 48 62 18 2.5 - - 2 16 36 50
Thunderstorms 0 0 0 1 3 2 11 12 4 1 0 0
 
Storm above Sunrise Point. 20140523 Brian B. Roanhorse
Summer monsoons thunderstorms are common between July and September.

Brian B. Roanhorse/NPS

Last updated: February 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce, UT 84764

Phone:

(435) 834-5322
Phones are answered and messages returned as soon as possible as staffing allows.

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