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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 Mexico:


Rocky Mountains
Santa Fe


Climate information
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.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 5 -9 8 5 n/a
February 7 -7 8 5 n/a
March 11 -4 9 6 n/a
April 16 0 10 5 n/a
May 21 4 11 6 n/a
June 26 9 12 7 n/a
July 28 12 11 11 n/a
August 26 11 10 11 n/a
September 22 8 9 7 n/a
October 18 2 9 5 n/a
November 11 -4 8 4 n/a
December 6 -8 7 5 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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