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Tucson, AZ vs Albuquerque, NM

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Highlights

On average, there are 280 sunny days per year in Albuquerque. Tucson averages 286 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albuquerque, New Mexico gets 11.1 inches of rain, on average, per year. Tucson, Arizona gets 12.3 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38.1 inches of rain per year.

Albuquerque averages 10.6 inches of snow per year. Tucson averages 0.4 inches of snow per year. The US average is 27.8 inches of snow per year.


Weather Highlights

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Summer High:
the July high is around 91.8 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 23.5
Rain: averages 11.1 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10.6 inches of snow a year

Tucson, Arizona
Summer High:
the July high is around 100.2 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 38.7
Rain: averages 12.3 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0.4 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
Albuquerque

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Albuquerque is 7.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in New Mexico.

7.8 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Albuquerque, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Tucson

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Tucson is 7.5 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

7.5 / 10
April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Tucson, while July and August are the least comfortable months.


Today's Weather - Albuquerque, NM

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Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms

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DAYDESCRIPTIONHIGH / LOWWIND
This AfternoonIsolated Showers And Thunderstorms97° / 67°SW 5 mph
TuesdayMostly Sunny98° / 70°NW 5 to 10 mph
WednesdaySunny100° / 68°W 5 to 10 mph
ThursdaySunny100° / 68°NW 0 to 5 mph
FridaySunny103° / 71°NW 0 mph
SaturdaySunny104° / 71°SW 0 mph
SundaySunny102° / 72°SW 0 to 5 mph

Average Monthly High / Low (°F)
MonthTucson, AZAlbuquerque, NM
January66° / 39°49° / 24°
February69° / 41°54° / 27°
March75° / 45°62° / 33°
April83° / 51°71° / 40°
May92° / 60°80° / 49°
June101° / 68°90° / 57°
July100° / 74°92° / 63°
August98° / 73°89° / 62°
September95° / 68°82° / 55°
October86° / 56°71° / 43°
November75° / 45°57° / 31°
December66° / 38°48° / 24°

Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Tucson / Albuquerque
MonthHot DaysFreezing DaysRainy DaysSnowy Days
January0 / 06 / 285 / 40 / 2
February0 / 03 / 224 / 40 / 1
March1 / 01 / 144 / 50 / 1
April6 / 00 / 42 / 30 / 0
May20 / 20 / 02 / 40 / 0
June29 / 150 / 01 / 40 / 0
July30 / 210 / 09 / 80 / 0
August29 / 140 / 010 / 90 / 0
September25 / 30 / 04 / 60 / 0
October9 / 00 / 33 / 50 / 0
November1 / 02 / 173 / 30 / 1
December0 / 06 / 275 / 40 / 2
June is the hottest month for Tucson with an average high temperature of 100.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Arizona. In Tucson, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Tucson are March, November and April.

July is the hottest month for Albuquerque with an average high temperature of 91.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in New Mexico. In Albuquerque, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Albuquerque are May, September and April.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Tucson with an average of 38.0°. This is warmer than most places in Arizona.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Albuquerque with an average of 23.5°. This is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



In Tucson, there are 149.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Arizona.

In Albuquerque, there are 55.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in New Mexico.



In Tucson, there are 17.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Arizona.

In Albuquerque, there are 113.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



In Tucson, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

In Albuquerque, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in New Mexico.



August is the wettest month in Tucson with 2.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.2 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.3 inches in Tucson means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.


August is the wettest month in Albuquerque with 1.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.1 inches in Albuquerque means that it is drier than most places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in Tucson with 9.5 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 1.4 rainy days. There are 51.5 rainy days annually in Tucson, which is about average compared to other places in Arizona. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 38% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.

August is the rainiest month in Albuquerque with 8.6 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.3 rainy days. There are 57.4 rainy days annually in Albuquerque, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.



An annual snowfall of 0.4 inches in Tucson means that it is about average compared to other places in Arizona.

An annual snowfall of 10.6 inches in Albuquerque means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.



January is the snowiest month in Tucson with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.

December is the snowiest month in Albuquerque with 3.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


DID YOU KNOW?

Many people confuse Weather and Climate, but they are different. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, while Climate refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a long period of time.

Weather, more specifically, refers to how the atmosphere behaves and its effects on life and human activities. Most people think of Weather in terms of what can be observed: temperature, humidity, precipitation, and cloudy/sunny conditions. Weather conditions constantly change on a minute-to-minute basis.

Climate is a record of the average weather conditions for a given place over a long period of time, often referred to as Climate Normals. A 30-year period of record is a common requirement to be considered a Climate Normal.


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ZIPS IN TUCSON, ARIZONA
85710, 85706, 85705, 85719, 85713, 85756, 85711, 85730, 85745, 85712, 21 total
ZIPS IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total

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