Phoenix in June

Visiting Phoenix in June is terrific but challenging due to the extreme heat present. Our essential tips, including what to expect weatherwise, what to wear, and activities to pursue, will ensure you have a great trip when you visit Phoenix.

For our complete Arizona season guide, check out our article Best Time to Visit Arizona, with tips for every month and every region in Arizona.

Weather

Hiking in Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona

June in Phoenix, Arizona, brings warmer temperatures, with the average high temperature residing between 99°F and 106°F. June is another month with little rainfall, though the rain increases slightly between the beginning and the end.

During June, it is pretty windy with an average wind speed of 7.2 mph, according to Phoenix weather data. As the month progresses, the humidity level increases. Some days in June are so unbearably hot that most locals and visitors spend the whole day in air conditioning.

Average Temperature

June temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, are the highest in the afternoon from 1 pm to about 6 pm. The average high temperature for the whole month is 104°F. The average low temperature is 76°F which occurs overnight/early morning.

Average Temperature Throughout the Day

The mornings are the best for doing any activities outdoors. If you must head outside during June, expect to wake up around 5 am and finish activities by about 10 am to avoid the extreme heat. By 8 am, the average temperature is around 85°F; by noon, it’s already jumped to around 99°F.

4 pm brings some of the highest temperatures, with the average staying around 104°F. As evening rolls around, the temperatures drop back down to 95°F.

Average Rainfall

During June, the average monthly rainfall is low, starting at 0.1” at the beginning of the month and ending with 0.3”. As the rainfall increases, so does the humidity.

Cloud Cover

During June, the skies are generally clear. There are occasional days when the sky is overcast and cloudy. However, June is the clearest month of the year in Phoenix.

June average high:

  • Early June: 99°F (37°C)
  • Mid-June: 103°F (39°C)
  • Late June: 106°F (41°C)

Typical daily temperature progression on a day in June:

  • 8 am: 85°F
  • 12 pm: 99°F
  • 4 pm: 104°F
  • 9 pm: 95°F

What to Wear

In June, it’s best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and light to avoid overheating. Most people will opt to wear shorts and t-shirts during the summer in Phoenix. Consider using lighter materials like cotton shirts as they are more breathable and help you stay cool.

Otherwise, comfortable shoes are a must, like sneakers. Bring one or two nicer outfits, especially if you plan to attend a fancier dinner.

Morning

Shorts, breathable t-shirts, or tank tops are best in the mornings. For particularly sunny days, you may want to consider a long sleeve shirt that is light to avoid sunburn.

Mornings offer the best opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. However, it’s important to bring sufficient water and drink more than you may deem necessary to stay properly hydrated.

Daytime

Avoid heading outside as much as possible except for quick walks to the car or indoor activities. This is a great time to spend in the water as well. Daytime attire will look similar to the morning with comfortable shorts, walking shoes, and t-shirts.

Bring a towel and swimsuit for the daytime swimming that will likely occur. Sunscreen and a sunhat are also good ideas.

Evening

The evening brings slightly cooler temperatures. During this time, most people don fancier outfits and head to the movies, IMAX theaters, or nice sit-down dinners. You’ll want to wear either a comfortable dress with short sleeves or khaki shorts and a nicer shirt.

Some shirt options include polos or button-ups with short sleeves and thin material. Consider wearing sturdy sandals or comfortable walking shoes during this time.

What to Wear List
  • Shorts or khaki shorts (depending on activity)
  • Comfortable shoes (sneakers or sturdy sandals)
  • Light/breathable t-shirt (early morning activities)
  • Tank tops/t-shirts (necessary to stay cool outside)
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat/cap (necessary to avoid sunburn)
  • Dressier outfits (fancy dining establishments/nightlife)
  • Water bottle or water pack (this is necessary for any outdoor activities)

How Busy Is It?

Phoenix Downtown at the Renaissance Hotel during sunset

The crowd levels will be very low because of the high temperatures in June. This is an excellent time to snag hotel and flight deals that are higher during peak season.

You will likely find excellent inclusive hotel discounts during this time as well. This is a good time to check out resorts and more expensive accommodations as they will be more budget-friendly.

Things to Do

It is best to opt for activities that are indoors during June, like visiting the Phoenix Art Museum. Or find activities that are nearby the water to escape the hot temperatures. Below are some options to help you stay cool through the heat.

Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • When: Year-round
  • Where: 715 E Covey Lane #100, Phoenix, AZ 85024
  • Price: $189 per person

Take a hot air balloon flight over Phoenix and the desert landscapes for stunning views. This is an excellent way to escape the heat, as the hot air balloon is up in the air early enough to catch the sunrise.

Champagne is provided once the hot air balloon lands as a celebration. Guests will also help set up the balloon before traveling for a unique experience.

Find more information on this activity here: Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Flight.

Phoenix: Haunted Downtown Walking Tour
  • When: Year-round
  • Where: Hotel San Carlos, 202 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Price: $23.17 per person

Take a fun haunted tour in the Phoenix metro area. This activity allows visitors to learn about a different section of Phoenix history from a guide.

Ghost stories and spooky events will be recounted as travelers explore the area around Hotel San Carlos and other famous locations.

Find more information and purchase tickets for this activity here: Phoenix Haunted Downtown Walking Tour.

Big Surf Waterpark
  • When: May-September
  • Where: 1500 North McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ. 85281
  • Price: $34 + tax per adult. $24+ tax per child.

As mentioned, the afternoons are too hot to do much except spend time in the water. You can enjoy a family-friendly activity by hopping on the waterslides and swimming in the pool at Big Surf Waterpark.

Visitors can expect to find a wave pool and slides for younger children and older children at Big Surf. There are plenty of activities to keep families busy at this water park all afternoon long.

Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center is an excellent location for families to learn about all things science. Plus, it’s an excellent escape from the afternoon heat.

Keep in mind; many other families will have the same idea, so you’ll likely encounter crowds while visiting. Additional exhibits and the IMAX movies have a cost beyond general admission.

Find more information on this activity here: Arizona Science Center.

Heard Museum
  • When: Year-round
  • Where: 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Price: $20 per adult. $9 per child.

The Heard Museum is a top attraction in Phoenix, AZ. The Heard Museum offers a look into the history of the American Indian people through their art and firsthand accounts.

This activity is an excellent way to learn about the culture of the American Indian people. It also offers a break from the heat for a few hours.

Learn more about the museum and purchase tickets here: Heard Museum.