The best times to visit Northwestern New Mexico for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 7th

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

 

 


Other Northwestern New Mexico Travel Info

Weather in Northwestern New Mexico

Temperature

Average temperatures in Northwestern New Mexico vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Northwestern New Mexico, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 90.3°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.7°F (10.9°C) at night.

Northwestern New Mexico Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Northwestern New Mexico Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Northwestern New Mexico Perceived Temperature (F)

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Northwestern New Mexico Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Northwestern 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 45.5 27.2 12.7
Feb 51.6 33.6 17.8
Mar 61.7 42 22.6
Apr 68.2 49.4 29.3
May 75.4 57.5 36.8
Jun 87.6 69.4 46
Jul 87.6 71 54.9
Aug 86.4 68.9 51.6
Sep 80 62.2 44.9
Oct 70.5 50.2 31.5
Nov 58.1 37.6 20.7
Dec 46 29.2 15.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.5 -2.7 -10.7
Feb 10.9 0.9 -7.9
Mar 16.5 5.6 -5.2
Apr 20.1 9.7 -1.5
May 24.1 14.2 2.7
Jun 30.9 20.8 7.8
Jul 30.9 21.7 12.7
Aug 30.2 20.5 10.9
Sep 26.7 16.8 7.2
Oct 21.4 10.1 -0.3
Nov 14.5 3.1 -6.3
Dec 7.8 -1.6 -9.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Northwestern New Mexico are March, June, 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 March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Northwestern New Mexico? 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 Northwestern New Mexico.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northwestern New Mexico (in).

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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 4% 0 0.4
Mar 3% 0 0.3
Apr 8% 0 0.6
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 4% 0 0.5
Jul 19% 0 2.2
Aug 13% 0 1.7
Sep 10% 0 1.1
Oct 11% 0 1.3
Nov 8% 0 0.8
Dec 8% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1
Feb 4 0 1
Mar 3 0 0.8
Apr 8 0 1.5
May 4 0 1
Jun 4 0 1.3
Jul 19 0 5.6
Aug 13 0 4.3
Sep 10 0 2.8
Oct 11 0 3.3
Nov 8 0 2
Dec 8 0 2

 

Humidity and Wind

Northwestern New Mexico has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (13.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (50.8%).

Wind in Northwestern New Mexico is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 8.8 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.4 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 20.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Northwestern New Mexico.

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Wind

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

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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 6.5 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 7.2 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.6 Gentle breeze 17.3 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
May 8.2 Gentle breeze 19 Significant breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Jul 6.2 Light breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.9%
Feb 40.4%
Mar 24.6%
Apr 18.4%
May 20.4%
Jun 13.8%
Jul 37.2%
Aug 38.5%
Sep 38%
Oct 31.7%
Nov 36%
Dec 50.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Northwestern New Mexico?

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 Northwestern New Mexico, the 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. Tourists are unlikely to visit Northwestern New Mexico in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 57.9 in November means 57.9% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Northwestern New Mexico Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 55.6°F (13.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Northwestern New Mexico, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 53.6°F (12°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 far too cold this time of year in Northwestern New Mexico to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.6°F (13.1°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°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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