Bryce Canyon lies in the heart of South Central Utah, which faces some extreme variance in weather depending on the current times of year and weather patterns. Bryce Canyon is much higher in elevation so temperatures swing really fast when cold fronts come in.
Summer (June – August) - Summer days in Bryce are quite pleasant and the nights are cool at 8,000-9,000 feet. July is considered the warmest month, with an average daytime high temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and a night-time low of 8 degrees Celsius. This is also the best time to visit Bryce Canyon. Much of the area’s rainfall comes as afternoon thundershowers during Mid to late summer. Spring and fall weather is highly variable.
Fall (September - October) – Fall in Bryce Canyon can be relatively on the colder side with temperatures fluctuating between – 18 (minimum) to 30 (maximum) degrees Celsius. Due to the rather unpredictable weather, one could also experience some snowfall during the months of October.
Winter (November – February) – Winter nights in Bryce Canyon are subfreezing. During some winters, Alaskan cold fronts descend on the Colorado Plateau region bringing temperatures to the lowest of 30 degrees below zero. Although January and February considered being the snowiest month, the area can experience snowstorms from October through April. Annual snowfall averages 95 inches, giving you the change for the greatest for cross-country skiing and sledging in Utah’s world famous snow. The winter months draw many visitors for winter activities. December is the coldest month out of the year in Bryce Canyon.
Spring (March – May) – Spring in Bryce Canyon is towards the cooler to mildly warm side, however carrying a jacket or coat is not a bad idea as it is relatively cool. During the spring season, one can the see run off and snow melt from the higher elevation mountains that surround Bryce Canyon. The temperature can fluctuate between -5 to 25 degrees Celsius during these months.
The best time to visit Bryce Canyon National Park would be during the summer months when the weather is relatively pleasant with minimum fluctuations. November can also be considered the best time to visit for winter activities.
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