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Best time to visit Albuquerque, NM, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Albuquerque is May

Albuquerque can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, May is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Albuquerque can rise as high as 33℃ (92℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -6℃ (21℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Albuquerque during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in March instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Albuquerque, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

July

Albuquerque seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Albuquerque as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Albuquerque is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Albuquerque

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Albuquerque for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Albuquerque climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Albuquerque for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Albuquerque in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Albuquerque in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Albuquerque in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Albuquerque in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 29%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Albuquerque in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 28%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Albuquerque in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 27%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Albuquerque in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Albuquerque in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Albuquerque in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Albuquerque in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Albuquerque in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Albuquerque in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Albuquerque in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Albuquerque is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Albuquerque is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Albuquerque is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Albuquerque, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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