The best times to visit New Mexico for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 17th
September 3rd to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
New Mexico Travel Guide
Weather in New Mexico
Average temperatures in New Mexico vary somewhat and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 40 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit New Mexico, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. 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.
New Mexico Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
New Mexico 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.
New Mexico Perceived Temperature (F)
New Mexico Perceived Temperature (C)
Average New Mexico 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 precipitation in New Mexico are July, August, and then September. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are only 0.4 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 2.3 days with significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in New Mexico? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around February 5th. 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 New Mexico.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in New Mexico (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
New Mexico has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is June (21.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (46.1%).
Wind in New Mexico is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.1 KPH) is considered “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.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in New Mexico.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.1||a gentle breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.9||a gentle breeze||17.6||a fresh breeze|
|Mar||8.5||a gentle breeze||18.7||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||9.8||a gentle breeze||20.9||a fresh breeze|
|May||9.1||a gentle breeze||19.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||8.5||a gentle breeze||19.2||a fresh breeze|
|Jul||6.9||a light breeze||17||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||6.5||a light breeze||16||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||6.6||a light breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||7||a gentle breeze||15.4||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||7.1||a gentle breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||7.3||a gentle breeze||15.7||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to New Mexico?
As of 6/22/2017 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.
Overall New Mexico Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in New Mexico, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 54.8°F (12.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in New Mexico to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.7°F (13.7°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.