Palm Springs Geography.

Palm Springs is located at 33°49′26″N, 116°31′49″W (33.823990, -116.530339)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 95.1 square miles (246.3 km²), of which, 94.2 square miles (244.1 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²) of it (0.88%) is water.

Palm Springs is sheltered by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, and the San Jacinto Mountains to the west.

This geography gives Palm Springs its warm, dry climate, with 354 days of sunshine and less than 6 inches of rain annually.

Winter temperatures average in the 70s with nights in the low-to-mid 40s, but the dry desert heat of summer pushes daytime temperatures well above 100, with overnight temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s.

Average seasonal temperatures:

* January: Daytime highs of 70 °F, with overnight lows of 40 °F

* April: Daytime highs of 87 °F, with overnight lows of 52 °F

* July: Daytime highs of 108 °F, with overnight lows of 73 °F

* October: Daytime highs of 91 °F, with overnight lows of 57 °F
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