The best times to visit Tucumcari for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd

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



Other Tucumcari Travel Info

Weather in Tucumcari


Average temperatures in Tucumcari vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Tucumcari, 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 97.9°F (36.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.2°F (18.4°C) at night.

Tucumcari Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Tucumcari 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.

Tucumcari Perceived Temperature (F)


Tucumcari Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Tucumcari 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 54.3 37 22.8
Feb 58.8 40.7 26.5
Mar 71 51.2 35.1
Apr 77.7 58.8 42.1
May 84.9 67.1 50.7
Jun 96.2 78.8 62.9
Jul 95.5 80.1 66.5
Aug 95.7 79.5 65.5
Sep 87.9 71.8 58.3
Oct 77.7 59.7 44.9
Nov 65.8 47.9 32.7
Dec 54.3 38.2 25.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.4 2.8 -5.1
Feb 14.9 4.8 -3.1
Mar 21.7 10.7 1.7
Apr 25.4 14.9 5.6
May 29.4 19.5 10.4
Jun 35.7 26 17.2
Jul 35.3 26.7 19.2
Aug 35.4 26.4 18.6
Sep 31.1 22.1 14.6
Oct 25.4 15.4 7.2
Nov 18.8 8.8 0.4
Dec 12.4 3.4 -3.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tucumcari are November, January, 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 November. For example, on the week of November 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Tucumcari? 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 Tucumcari.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

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 4% 0 0.4
Mar 5% 0 0.6
Apr 4% 0 0.5
May 10% 0 1.4
Jun 12% 0 2
Jul 14% 0 2.3
Aug 13% 0 1.7
Sep 8% 0 1.5
Oct 6% 0 0.9
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 6% 0 0.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.8
Feb 4 0 1
Mar 5 0 1.5
Apr 4 0 1.3
May 10 0 3.6
Jun 12 0 5.1
Jul 14 0 5.8
Aug 13 0 4.3
Sep 8 0 3.8
Oct 6 0 2.3
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 6 0 1.3


Humidity and Wind

Tucumcari has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (22.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (41.8%).

Wind in Tucumcari is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 21 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early June where average top sustained speeds reach 23.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.6 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Feb 9.2 Gentle breeze 19.2 Strong breeze
Mar 9.9 Gentle breeze 20.2 Strong breeze
Apr 11.3 Significant breeze 22.8 Very strong breeze
May 10.3 Gentle breeze 21.4 Strong breeze
Jun 10.3 Gentle breeze 22.1 Very strong breeze
Jul 8.6 Gentle breeze 18.3 Strong breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Sep 8.3 Gentle breeze 16.7 Strong breeze
Oct 8.4 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Dec 8.9 Gentle breeze 18.3 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 36.4%
Feb 36.8%
Mar 26.3%
Apr 22.8%
May 27.3%
Jun 28%
Jul 37.1%
Aug 36%
Sep 39.1%
Oct 34.5%
Nov 30.1%
Dec 41.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Tucumcari?

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 Tucumcari, NM, US is June, followed by July and December. 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 Tucumcari in January. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.5 in January means 36.5% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Tucumcari Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 93.2°F (34°C) and 63.4°F (17.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 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 about 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tucumcari, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.5°F (32.5°C) and 60.1°F (15.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Tucumcari to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.5°F (17.5°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°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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