The best times to visit Carlsbad for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 3rd


September 17th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



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Weather in Carlsbad


Average temperatures in Carlsbad vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Carlsbad, the hottest months are June, August, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 100.5°F (38.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.8°F (21°C) at night.

Carlsbad Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Carlsbad Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Carlsbad Perceived Temperature (F)


Carlsbad Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Carlsbad Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 60.3 42.4 28.3
Feb 66.9 48.1 32.8
Mar 76.9 57.1 39.9
Apr 84.1 65.3 47.3
May 89.7 72.5 55.8
Jun 100.1 83 66.2
Jul 95.6 81.4 68.8
Aug 97.2 82.1 68.2
Sep 89.1 74.1 61.5
Oct 81.6 63.9 48.8
Nov 70.4 51.7 35.8
Dec 60.3 43.5 30.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.7 5.8 -2.1
Feb 19.4 8.9 0.4
Mar 24.9 13.9 4.4
Apr 28.9 18.5 8.5
May 32.1 22.5 13.2
Jun 37.8 28.3 19
Jul 35.3 27.4 20.4
Aug 36.2 27.8 20.1
Sep 31.7 23.4 16.4
Oct 27.6 17.7 9.3
Nov 21.3 10.9 2.1
Dec 15.7 6.4 -1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Carlsbad are November, April, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Carlsbad? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Carlsbad.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Carlsbad (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.3
Feb 4% 0 0.3
Mar 3% 0 0.5
Apr 2% 0 0.3
May 8% 0 1.6
Jun 7% 0 0.8
Jul 18% 0 3
Aug 6% 0 0.8
Sep 13% 0 2.7
Oct 5% 0 0.7
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 5% 0 0.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.8
Feb 4 0 0.8
Mar 3 0 1.3
Apr 2 0 0.8
May 8 0 4.1
Jun 7 0 2
Jul 18 0 7.6
Aug 6 0 2
Sep 13 0 6.9
Oct 5 0 1.8
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 5 0 1.3


Humidity and Wind

Carlsbad has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (17.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (45%).

Wind in Carlsbad is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.2 MPH or 18 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 21.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Carlsbad.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 18.3 Strong breeze
Mar 8.8 Gentle breeze 18.5 Significant breeze
Apr 9.7 Gentle breeze 20.2 Strong breeze
May 8.7 Gentle breeze 18.4 Significant breeze
Jun 8.4 Gentle breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Aug 6.1 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.9 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 34.5%
Feb 29%
Mar 22%
Apr 17.2%
May 24.4%
Jun 25.6%
Jul 40.7%
Aug 35%
Sep 45%
Oct 37.2%
Nov 32.2%
Dec 40.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Carlsbad?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Carlsbad, NM, US is June, followed by May and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Carlsbad in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44 in December means 44% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Carlsbad Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 97.8°F (36.6°C) and 70.5°F (21.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Carlsbad, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92.8°F (33.8°C) and 64.6°F (18.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Carlsbad to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 55.8°F (13.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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