Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico 

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Climate in Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico

Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico gets 12 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Albuquerque Metro Area averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Albuquerque Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Albuquerque Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 58 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 12 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 16 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Albuquerque metro area is 7.7 (10=best), which means it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.

7.7 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Albuquerque metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Albuquerque, New MexicoUnited States
  12.3 in.38.1 in.
  16.3 in.27.8 in.
  57.7 days106.2 days
  283 days205 days
  90.4°85.8°
  20.2°21.7°
  7.77
  6.24.3
  6123 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 the Albuquerque metro area with an average high temperature of 90.4°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in New Mexico. In the Albuquerque metro area, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Albuquerque metro area are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Albuquerque metro area with an average of 20.2°. This is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In the Albuquerque metro area, there are 47.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In the Albuquerque metro area, there are 137.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


In the Albuquerque metro area, there are 1.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in New Mexico.


August is the wettest month in the Albuquerque metro area with 2.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is February with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.3 inches in the Albuquerque metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in New Mexico.


August is the rainiest month in the Albuquerque metro area with 8.9 days of rain, and November is the driest month with only 3.3 rainy days. There are 57.7 rainy days annually in the Albuquerque metro area, which is about average compared to other places in New Mexico. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 36% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 16.3 inches in the Albuquerque metro area means that it is snowier than most places in New Mexico. December is the snowiest month in the Albuquerque metro area with 4.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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