Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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Climate in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Albuquerque averages 11 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

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

Albuquerque gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 57 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 24
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 11 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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.

Climate Averages
  Albuquerque, New MexicoUnited States
  11.1 in.38.1 in.
  10.6 in.27.8 in.
  57.4 days106.2 days
  280 days205 days
  91.8°85.8°
  23.5°21.7°
  7.87
  6.34.3
  4954 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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.


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


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 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 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 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 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 10.6 inches in Albuquerque means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in Albuquerque with 3.2 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Albuquerque    246 Reviews
    Want to give negative stars to Hell as one should - 3/30/2021
    I've lived in this place my whole life except the years I was in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a dump with unemployment seen all around and beggers at almost every... Read More

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    Interesting history, culture and landscape but... - 3/25/2021
    Lived here over 40 years. Albuquerque is a sanctuary city, along with most of the state. Most state and local politics are occupied by outside vetted people. Fees and... Read More

    Was nice desert town, years ago, not so much now - 3/24/2021
    Been here since 70s. ABQ was a laid back desert town then. Civility, community, quality of life were exceptional even with the underlying poverty and undereducation. The... Read More


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