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Albuquerque Average Monthly Temperatures

Albuquerque, NM Weather Information

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Albuquerque has great weather, with warm, dry summers and cool, temperate winters. Most people think of Albuquerque as being in the desert, which it is. But Albuquerque is in the "high desert" because of its high elevation, which helps keep it cool. New Mexico's topography consists mainly of high plateaus and mesas, along with mountain ranges, canyons and arroyos. The average elevation is 4,700 feet above sea level, and Albuquerque is on average at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Why aren't we the Mile High City, then, like Denver? Because some areas of the city are well over 6,000 feet (the foothills) and some are below 5,000 feet (the valley).

The average temperatures for the Albuquerque area may vary by a few degrees. The temperatures listed below were taken from the official weather monitor at Albuquerque International Airport. The north and south valley and Los Ranchos may have slightly cooler temperatures on average, and the Sandia foothills, with neighborhoods such as High Desert, will on average be several degrees cooler than the official Albuquerque reading.

The temperatures listed represent the averages for the years 1914 through 2013.

January
Average high temperature: 47
Average low temperature: 24
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .36
Average Snowfall (inches): 2.2

February
Average high temperature: 53
Average low temperature: 28
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .39
Average Snowfall (inches): 1.8

March
Average high temperature: 61
Average low temperature: 33
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .50
Average Snowfall (inches): 1.5

April
Average high temperature: 70
Average low temperature: 41
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .54
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.5

May
Average high temperature: 79
Average low temperature: 50
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .61
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.0

June
Average high temperature: 89
Average low temperature: 59
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .61
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.0

July
Average high temperature: 92
Average low temperature: 65
Average Total Precipitation (inches): 1.41
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.0

August
Average high temperature: 89
Average low temperature: 63
Average Total Precipitation (inches): 1.46
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.0

September
Average high temperature: 82
Average low temperature: 56
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .95
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.0

October
Average high temperature: 71
Average low temperature: 44
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .88
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.1

November
Average high temperature: 57
Average low temperature: 32
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .44
Average Snowfall (inches): 0.9

December
Average high temperature: 48
Average low temperature: 24
Average Total Precipitation (inches): .49
Average Snowfall (inches): 2.4

Annual
Average high temperature: 69.9
Average low temperature: 43
Average Total Precipitation (inches): 8.65
Average Snowfall (inches): 9.6

Information comes from the Western Regional Climate Center.

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