Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Bee Alert Bees are present in large numbers at the Cholla Cactus Garden, Keys View, & Stirrup Tank. They are attracted to moisture. When visiting these areas, turn off vehicle AC 10 minutes before arriving so condensation can dry. Keep car windows closed.


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Current Weather Conditions

See the National Weather Service zone forecast for Joshua Tree National Park. Note that this forecast zone covers a vast area with elevations ranging from 536 feet (163 m) in the park's extreme southeast corner to 5,814 feet (1,773 m) atop Quail Mountain. Conditions may vary greatly depending on your exact location within the park. Remember, your safety is your responsibility.


Air Quality

During the summer when temperatures soar, air quality may be poor. Please use caution and check local weather forecasts for current conditions.

Prediction for August 17-20, 2017

North and West entrance stations

  • August 17-20: Unhealthy for Sensitive People

Cottonwood Campground

  • August 17-20: Moderate

Coxcombs Mountains

  • August 17-20: Moderate
Advisory Level Health Concern
Good None
Moderate Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolongued or heavy exertion
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Unhealthy People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoide prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.
Very Unhealthy People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Average Weather

Days are typically clear with less than 25% humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average highs around 85°F (29°C) and average lows around 50°F (10°C) respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100°F (38°C) during the day and not cooling much below 75°F (24°C) at night.


Last updated: August 17, 2017

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