On the river in Grand Canyon, it's important to be prepared for all types of weather. Although the weather is warm and sunny for the most part, Mother Nature will occasionally surprise us with a renewing rainstorm or cooler temperatures. Temperatures can vary, but the following chart shows average temperature and precipitation for the months of March through October. Water temperatures average 50° year round.
|Mean Max. Temp||71°||82°||92°||101°||106°||103°||96°||84°|
|Mean Min. Temp.||48°||56°||63°||71°||79°||75°||70°||58°|
Finding the right weather forecast for the River in Grand Canyon can be tricky as most sources will report weather on the Rim of Grand Canyon vs. 5,000 feet lower along the river. That elevation can make a big difference!
Use this weather forecast only as a general guide. As your trip will span miles of river, this forecast from the nearest major weather station may not be indicative of the entire region where your trip will take place. Weather in the canyon may vary greatly from any specific forecast.
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