The climate of New Mexico (United
States of America)
The state of New Mexico is located in the southern part of the United
States on the border with Mexico. The state of New Mexico also borders
the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. If you
visit the official website of New Mexico you will learn that this
state is also known as “Land of Enchantment”. In some places the
landscape of New Mexico is indeed enchanting. After the Republic of
Mexico was formed New Mexico became part of this country. After the
Mexican-American war a part of the region was given to the United
States. In 1853 the southern strip as well as the southwestern part of
Texas were sold to the United States. New Mexico officially became one
of the states in the United States in 1912. The largest part of New
Mexico has arid climate types, such as a cold steppe climate and in
the driest regions a cold desert climate. The mountainous regions in
central New Mexico have a continental climate type. In New Mexico
large differences between summer and winter can be recorded. Summers,
which are from the end of May till the second part of September are
sunny, fairly dry and warm to very warm. In the largest part of New
Mexico this is the period with the highest chance of precipitation.
However, precipitation figures remain low. During the winter most
precipitation falls in the form of snow. In the mountains the snow
does not melt for a longer period of time. However, this doesn’t apply
to the lower situated regions. Here snow will rapidly melt.
Climate information of places in New Mexico
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for New
Throughout New Mexico several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Santa Fe and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in New Mexico please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Santa Fe. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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