Climate and Geography
Palm Springs has more than 350 days of sunshine with less than 5 inches of rain! Winter temperatures average in the 70s with nights in the mid-40s. The dry desert heat of summer pushes daytime temperatures into the 100s, which is enjoyed by sun seekers from around the globe.
The geography of Palm Springs is what creates the famed warm, dry climate. At 487 feet above sea level, Palm Springs is sheltered by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains on the south, and the San Jacinto Mountains to the west. With its towering 10,831 foot Mt. San Jacinto and the lush, inspirational Indian Canyons, this is an exquisite place for hikers to find themselves.
Palm Desert Weather
Ringed by three magnificent mountain ranges, Palm Desert is sheltered from coastal air pollution and inclement weather. With 350 days of sunshine a year, there is seldom reason to postpone outdoor fun.
- January: High 70, Low 41
- July: High 107, Low 74