January is the second coldest month in Albuquerque. During this month, average high temperatures reach 47°F (8°C), while the average lower temperatures will drop to 26°F (-3°C). Despite being one of the year’s coldest months, the over all climate remains mild and enjoyable.
In February, average high and low temperatures creep up to 53°F (16°C) and 30°F (-1°C) respectively. February also sees the least amount of sunshine out of the entire year. Expect an average of 218 hours of sunshine.
Albuquerque Weather in March: Spring begins in March and is marked by the flowering of trees and bushes around the city. The average high temperature rises to 60°F (16°C), making this month one of the best for easy afternoon hikes.
April is the peak of spring in Albuquerque as the warming trend continues to rise. Water levels begin to rise with water coming down from the snow peaked New Mexico mountains and the precipitation is spring’s highest at half an inch (15 mm). High temperatures peak at 69°F (21°C). Low temperatures also make a considerable increase to 43°F (6°C).
Albuquerque Weather in May: Temperatures jump ten degrees in May for both high and low average temperatures. Peak high temperatures hit 79°F (26°C) while peak low temperatures are at 53°F (11°C).
June is the month with the most hours of sunshine in Albuquerque at 365 hours. The heat continues to rise for this month as the average high temperatures reach 88°F (31°C). Low temperatures are 62°F (16°C).
July, on the other hand, is the hottest month of the year in Albuquerque. High temperatures top the yearly charts at 90°F (31°C). Summers in Albuquerque tend to be very dry and humidity stays relatively low.
In August, Albuquerque experiences its highest precipitation rate with averages hovering just under 2 inches (40 mm). Temperatures this month cool slightly with average high and low temperatures ranging between 87°F (31°C) and 65°F (18°C).
Albuquerque Weather in September: Temperatures continue a downward trend in September as summer starts making its transition to fall. High temperatures are 81°F (27°C).
October marks the beginning of fall with a steep downward decline for average high and low temperatures. The warmest average temperature hits 69°F (21°C) while the coldest average for temperatures is 46°F (8°C).
In November, Albuquerque experiences an inch of snow (8 cm) as temperatures continue to drop. Low temperatures are 34°F (1°C).
December is the coldest month of the year in Albuquerque with average low temperatures going as low as 26°F (-3°C). This month also has the high amount of snowfall out of the year with an average of 3 inches (8 cm).
The best time to go skiing in New Mexico is generally in December due to the higher averages of snowfall. Other winter sports like snowboarding is also recommended in December in the nearby Sandia Mountains. Interestingly, many people recommend playing golf and tennis in November thanks to the cool weather. Meanwhile, the best time to hike in Albuquerque is April through May. Photo: digidreamgrafix/Fotolia
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