The best times to visit Las Cruces for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 27th


September 10th 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.



Other Las Cruces Travel Info

Weather in Las Cruces


Average temperatures in Las Cruces 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 45th 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 Las Cruces, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 97.7°F (36.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.2°F (20.7°C) at night.

Las Cruces Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Las Cruces 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.

Las Cruces Perceived Temperature (F)


Las Cruces Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Las Cruces 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 57.7 42.7 30.7
Feb 64.1 47.9 33.4
Mar 72.1 55.8 40
Apr 78.9 63.1 46.3
May 85.6 70.4 53.9
Jun 96.6 82 65.6
Jul 93.6 80.4 68.7
Aug 92.7 79.8 67.7
Sep 86.9 73.6 61.1
Oct 78.9 63.8 49.2
Nov 66.2 50.8 37.3
Dec 56.7 42.9 31.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.3 5.9 -0.7
Feb 17.8 8.8 0.8
Mar 22.3 13.2 4.4
Apr 26.1 17.3 7.9
May 29.8 21.3 12.2
Jun 35.9 27.8 18.7
Jul 34.2 26.9 20.4
Aug 33.7 26.6 19.8
Sep 30.5 23.1 16.2
Oct 26.1 17.7 9.6
Nov 19 10.4 2.9
Dec 13.7 6.1 -0.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Las Cruces are March, April, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Las Cruces? 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 Las Cruces.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.4
Feb 2% 0 0.1
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 4% 0 0.5
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 19% 0 2.7
Aug 13% 0 1.6
Sep 10% 0 1.4
Oct 4% 0 0.4
Nov 5% 0 0.3
Dec 8% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1
Feb 2 0 0.3
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 4 0 1.3
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 19 0 6.9
Aug 13 0 4.1
Sep 10 0 3.6
Oct 4 0 1
Nov 5 0 0.8
Dec 8 0 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Las Cruces has some months with regular humidity, with some very dry months. The least humid month is April (12.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (39.8%).

Wind in Las Cruces is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.8 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 21.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.7 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 7.1 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 18 Significant breeze
Apr 9.1 Gentle breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
May 8.1 Gentle breeze 19.2 Significant breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Sep 5.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Dec 6.2 Light breeze 15 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 33%
Feb 24.9%
Mar 17%
Apr 12.4%
May 15%
Jun 13.5%
Jul 35.5%
Aug 35.9%
Sep 38.5%
Oct 27.5%
Nov 29.3%
Dec 39.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Las Cruces?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Las Cruces, 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 Las Cruces 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 somewhat 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 Las Cruces Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 67.3°F (19.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 1 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Las Cruces, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 61.1°F (16.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. 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.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Las Cruces to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.3°F (19.6°C) and 51.8°F (11°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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