Salt Lake City's Weather

Average Temperatures and Precipitation Month by Month

Joe Sohm, Visions of America

Salt Lake City has a semi-arid, temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Utah is the second driest state in the nation behind Nevada, with yearly precipitation averaging 12.26 inches. The Salt Lake City area is less dry, with an average of 16.5 inches of precipitation at the airport and about 20 inches on the benches.

Utah's low humidity may be hard on everyone's hair and skin, but it keeps winter temperatures from feeling too cold and summer temperatures from feeling too hot.

Extreme heat is more common than extreme cold in Salt Lake City, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit an average of 5 days per year, and falling below zero an average of 2.3 days per year.

Salt Lake City's overall average temperature is just over 52 degrees, with January being the coldest month and July the hottest. Here are the average monthly high and low temperatures in Salt Lake City:


Average high: 37
Average low: 21
Precipitation: 1.4 inches


Average high: 43
Average low: 26
Precipitation: 1.3 inches


Average high: 53
Average low: 33
Precipitation: 1.9 inches


Average high: 61
Average low: 29
Precipitation: 2 inches


Average high: 71
Average low: 47
Precipitation: 2.1 inches


Average high: 82
Average low: 56
Precipitation: .8 inches


Average high: 91
Average low: 63
Precipitation: .7 inches


Average high: 89
Average low: 62
Precipitation: .8 inches


Average high: 78
Average low: 52
Precipitation: 1.3 inches


Average high: 64
Average low: 41
Precipitation: 1.6 inches


Average high: 49
Average low: 30
Precipitation: 1.4 inches


Average high: 38
Average low: 22
Precipitation: 1.2 inches