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.
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Las Cruces (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Las Cruces?
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 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
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.