The best times to visit Raton 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 Raton Travel Info

Weather in Raton

Temperature

Average temperatures in Raton 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 43rd 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 Raton, 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 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.5°F (13.1°C) at night.

Raton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Raton 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.

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Raton Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Raton 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 48.4 29.9 15.6
Feb 51.8 33.1 18.4
Mar 62.6 42.8 26
Apr 68.6 49.8 32.6
May 76.5 58.2 41
Jun 88.2 69.6 51.6
Jul 89.4 71.5 56.5
Aug 88.2 70 54.4
Sep 81.8 63.2 47.8
Oct 70.8 51.4 35.3
Nov 58.9 39.1 23
Dec 47.8 30.5 17.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.1 -1.2 -9.1
Feb 11 0.6 -7.6
Mar 17 6 -3.3
Apr 20.3 9.9 0.3
May 24.7 14.6 5
Jun 31.2 20.9 10.9
Jul 31.9 21.9 13.6
Aug 31.2 21.1 12.4
Sep 27.7 17.3 8.8
Oct 21.6 10.8 1.8
Nov 14.9 3.9 -5
Dec 8.8 -0.8 -8.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Raton are January, November, 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 late March. For example, on the week of March 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Raton? 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 Raton.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Raton (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 3% 0 0.3
Feb 5% 0 0.4
Mar 7% 0 0.7
Apr 7% 0 0.5
May 10% 0 1.2
Jun 11% 0 1.7
Jul 20% 0 3.5
Aug 14% 0 2.1
Sep 14% 0 1.9
Oct 8% 0 1.1
Nov 3% 0 0.3
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 5 0 1
Mar 7 0 1.8
Apr 7 0 1.3
May 10 0 3
Jun 11 0 4.3
Jul 20 0 8.9
Aug 14 0 5.3
Sep 14 0 4.8
Oct 8 0 2.8
Nov 3 0 0.8
Dec 5 0 1.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Raton has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (26% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (41.4%).

Wind in Raton is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.8 MPH or 19 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 23.1 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.8 Light breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.2 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Mar 8.9 Gentle breeze 19.6 Significant breeze
Apr 10.2 Gentle breeze 22.1 Very strong breeze
May 9.7 Gentle breeze 21.6 Significant breeze
Jun 8.8 Gentle breeze 21 Strong breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 18.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Nov 7.1 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Dec 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 37.8%
Feb 37.4%
Mar 28.5%
Apr 26%
May 29%
Jun 27.9%
Jul 40.3%
Aug 39.8%
Sep 40.1%
Oct 36%
Nov 32%
Dec 41.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Raton?

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 Raton, NM, US is August, followed by April and July. 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 Raton 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 38.5 in November means 38.5% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Raton Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Raton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 53°F (11.7°C), which will feel chilly 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 far too cold this time of year in Raton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.2°F (12.9°C) and 44°F (6.7°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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