Replaces COMFORT INDEX NewMexico's annual Replaces Comfort Index of 7.6 (10= best) indicates it is one of the most pleasant states in the United States. Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities.
Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure. Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place.
Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. July is the hottest month for New Mexico with an average high temperature of 88.3°, which ranks it as warmer than most states.
In New Mexico, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. New Mexico has 42.1 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most states in the U.S. New Mexico has 142.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most states in the U.S. New Mexico averages 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S. August is the wettest month in New Mexico with 2.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches.
NewMexico's average annual rainfall of 14.6 inches indicates that it is one of the driest states in the United States. August is the rainiest month in New Mexico with 9.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 3.4 rainy days. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.
Annual Rainfall Annual Snowfall Precipitation Days Sunny Days July High Temp January Low Temp Reset Map I came to New Mexico with my companion of many years, due to illness he was forced into an early retirement.
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The most pleasant months of the year for New Mexico are May, September and August. In New Mexico, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°.
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: New Mexico HotDaysFreezingDaysRainyDaysSnowyDaysJanuary 02842 February 02342 March 02041 April 01131 May 3340 June 11150 July 14090 August 100100 September 4160 October 0850 November 02131 December 02842 Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities.
Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years.
I came to New Mexico with my companion of many years, due to illness he was forced into an early retirement. I came to New Mexico with my companion of many years, due to illness he was forced into an early retirement.
If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit New Mexico, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 92.4 °F (33.6 °C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.1 °F (15.6 °C) at night.
Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person. If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in New Mexico are January, March, and then April.
Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January.
The best time to ski (if at all) in New Mexico is often around February 5th when fresh powder is deepest. April’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 21.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
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The busiest month for tourism in New Mexico, United States is July, followed by March and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance.
Most Popular Months to Visit Key Tourists Seeking Accommodations Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year.
Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 57.9 in November means 57.9% of the tourists vs. July. Spring (March through May) Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold.
Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August) The middle- year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in New Mexico, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
On average, it rains or snows a small amount: 1 to 2 times per month. New Mexico is a land of two climates, though both zones share a high, dry desert environment.
This translates to fairly mild winters in the south where daily highs average around 60 °F between December and February, and hot dry summers with temperatures well into the 90s°F from June to August. From mid-May through October, the weather is fantastic, with bright sunny skies almost every day and pleasant temperatures in the north.
In the north around Santa Fe and Tao's, the summers are beautiful, the fall even prettier and winter is blessed with plenty of snow for the ski resorts. For hiking, biking and rafting, the summer is best, while skiers will want to come in the late winter months of February and March for the best powder.
To simply bask in the glory of New Mexican scenery, late September or October is when the chili harvest comes in and the aspens and cottonwoods burst into golden yellow hues. In Albuquerque, the summers are hot, the winters are short and very cold, and it is dry and mostly clear year round.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 84 °F. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature below 56 °F.
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. In Albuquerque, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Albuquerque begins around May 17 and lasts for 1.8 months, ending around July 9. The cloudier part of the year begins around July 9 and lasts for 10 months, ending around May 17.
Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 30% on August 8. The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from June 17 to November 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches.
The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches. Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Albuquerque during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The average hourly wind speed in Albuquerque experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from February 4 to June 20, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The predominant average hourly wind direction in Albuquerque varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 months, from June 28 to September 27, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 20. The wind is most often from the west for 9.0 months, from September 27 to June 28, with a peak percentage of 46% on January 1.
The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest). To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Albuquerque throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, painless days with perceived temperatures between 65 °F and 80 °F. For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures ( 32 °F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere). Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature.
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year. The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from April 21 to July 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 4 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Albuquerque.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis. This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site. We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series.
While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.