Best Weather in All of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, instigates and invites travelers all year-round with its pleasant climate. The city enjoys 310 days of the sunshine per year. It is a low humid city, averaging around 44 percent, and a minimum rainfall of 9 inches per year, Albuquerque is dry and hot in the summer. Since it is low in humidity, the winters are mild, travelers can enjoy outdoor activities and events all year long. Since the weather is really dry, one must increase the intake of water while exploring the Albuquerque.
Weather is great all year round; therefore the natives love to stay there. Enjoy short but almost daily showers during July to August (monsoon season), and during each and every day of the October Balloon Fiesta. Still, Albuquerque has only two main seasons:
- Hot & Dry Summer
- 2. Mild winter.
Albuquerque’s high-altitude deserts and mountains do not allow for many high-temperature days. In the past five years, (2003-2007), it has only been above 100F once. The average mid-summer high lies somewhere in the low 90’s. Whereas the mid-winter highs lies somewhere in between 40’s & 50’s. But, the sky remains clear and sunny most of the time, and feels much warmer than that. Therefore, winters in Albuquerque, doesn’t feel like winters at all.
Great Skiing Weather for The Family and Kids
A few other weather-related features are worth mentioning. Because of low humidity, a cooling evaporative effect on the skin builds called as the swamp coolers effect. One need to keep hydrated. During spring time, one can experience winds blowing dust some days. You will love the time of fall, as it’s quite beautiful.
The average temperature ranges are greater than many other places on a daily basis, with usually more than 20 degrees difference between night and day, giving the city a chance to cool off in the evening during summer. Short snow storms can be experienced but as soon as the sun goes up, it automatically vanish and clears the road.
Hills and buildings in the north side can retain the snow for a longer time. People visiting for the first time might feel the sunlight is quite intense during the year. So keep your sunscreen and glasses with you. Keep yourself hydrated and enjoy the weather along with the scenic beauty.
Sandia Mountain Has Skiing
Snow can barely be seen within the Albuquerque city limits. If snow does fall, it melts before it can accumulate. Tourists who love snow can enjoy the snow filled Sandia Mountains nearby, where the snowfall is recorded 111 inches. The average daily high temperatures range between 48 to 53 Fahrenheit in December, January, and February in the city. Winter weather in Albuquerque is mostly sunny, with less than a half-inch of rain falling each month.
Do a thorough study on the weather if you intend to visit Albuquerque. This will help you plan what to bring and what to wear. Still, nothing can be said sure about the temperatures, at the time of your arrival the actual temperature may vary plus or minus ten degrees. Weather changes in 5-10 minutes, so be patient.