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Summer Weather at Albuquerque International Airport New Mexico, United States

Daily high temperatures are around 88°F, rarely falling below 77°F or exceeding 98°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 92°F on July 5.

Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 59°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 73°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 68°F on July 14.

For reference, on July 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Albuquerque International Airport typically range from 67°F to 92°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 47°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Average High and Low Temperature in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°FSpringFallJul 492°FJul 492°F67°F67°FJun 185°FJun 185°F59°F59°FAug 3186°FAug 3186°F64°F64°FAug 190°FAug 190°F67°F67°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average summer temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Average Hourly Temperature in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcoolwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Khānī Yek, Iran (7,742 miles away); Karukh, Afghanistan (7,591 miles); and Kabul, Afghanistan (7,631 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Albuquerque International Airport (view comparison).

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The summer at Albuquerque International Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 29% throughout the season. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37% on July 29. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 20% on June 12.

The clearest day of the summer is June 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 80% of the time.

For reference, on February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on June 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Cloud Cover Categories in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SpringFallJun 1280%Jun 1280%Feb 1560%Feb 1560%Aug 3171%Aug 3171%Jul 175%Jul 175%Aug 163%Aug 163%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Albuquerque International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of the summer is very rapidly increasing, starting the season at 8% and ending it at 21%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on August 8, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 6.

Probability of Precipitation in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Probability of Precipitation in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%SpringFallAug 830%Aug 830%Jun 96%Jun 96%Aug 3121%Aug 3121%Jul 117%Jul 117%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the summer at Albuquerque International Airport is increasing, starting the season at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches, and ending the season at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.5 inches on August 1. The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on June 1.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 inSpringFallJul 311.5 inJul 311.5 inJun 10.4 inJun 10.4 inAug 311.1 inAug 311.1 inJul 10.9 inJul 10.9 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the summer at Albuquerque International Airport, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 27 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 57 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

The shortest day of the summer is August 31, with 12 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrSpringFallJun 2014 hr, 31 minJun 2014 hr, 31 minnightnightdaydayAug 3112 hr, 55 minAug 3112 hr, 55 minAug 113 hr, 53 minAug 113 hr, 53 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the summer at Albuquerque International Airport is 5:51 AM on June 12 and the latest sunrise is 47 minutes later at 6:38 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 8:24 PM on June 28 and the earliest sunset is 51 minutes earlier at 7:33 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed at Albuquerque International Airport during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during the summer, so the entire season is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:52 AM and sets 14 hours, 31 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:10 AM and sets 9 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMSpringFall5:51 AM5:51 AMJun 128:21 PMJun 128:21 PM5:54 AM5:54 AMJun 288:24 PMJun 288:24 PM6:38 AM6:38 AMAug 317:33 PMAug 317:33 PM6:16 AM6:16 AMAug 18:08 PMAug 18:08 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day in the summer. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the summer of 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMSpringFallMay 111:01 PMMay 111:01 PMMay 265:15 AMMay 265:15 AMJun 104:53 AMJun 104:53 AMJun 2412:40 PMJun 2412:40 PMJul 97:17 PMJul 97:17 PMJul 238:38 PMJul 238:38 PMAug 87:51 AMAug 87:51 AMAug 226:03 AMAug 226:03 AMSep 66:52 PMSep 66:52 PMSep 205:55 PMSep 205:55 PM6:08 AM6:08 AM8:08 PM8:08 PM7:36 PM7:36 PM6:03 AM6:03 AM8:54 PM8:54 PM7:39 PM7:39 PM5:34 AM5:34 AM5:25 AM5:25 AM8:33 PM8:33 PM8:28 PM8:28 PM6:32 AM6:32 AM8:37 PM8:37 PM7:48 PM7:48 PM6:30 AM6:30 AM6:08 AM6:08 AM7:43 PM7:43 PM7:22 PM7:22 PM7:25 AM7:25 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy at Albuquerque International Airport is essentially constant during the summer, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%SpringFallAug 150%Aug 150%Jun 10%Jun 10%Aug 310%Aug 310%Jul 10%Jul 10%Aug 10%Aug 10%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Albuquerque International Airport is rapidly decreasing during the summer, decreasing from 8.9 miles per hour to 6.3 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during the summer is 6.0 miles per hour on August 14.

Average Wind Speed in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Average Wind Speed in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mphSpringFallAug 146.0 mphAug 146.0 mphJun 18.9 mphJun 18.9 mphAug 316.3 mphAug 316.3 mphJul 17.4 mphJul 17.4 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction at Albuquerque International Airport during the summer is predominantly out of the west from June 1 to June 27 and the south from June 27 to August 31.

Wind Direction in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Wind Direction in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportWSJunJulAug0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%SpringFallwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Albuquerque International Airport typically lasts for 7.1 months (217 days), from around April 3 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 24.

The summer at Albuquerque International Airport is reliably fully within the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airportgrowing seasongrowing seasongrowing seasonJunJulAug0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%SpringFall100%Jul 17100%Jul 17coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery coldsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days at Albuquerque International Airport are very rapidly increasing during the summer, increasing by 2,345°F, from 988°F to 3,334°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Growing Degree Days in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°FSpringFallJun 1988°FJun 1988°FAug 313,334°FAug 313,334°FJul 11,742°FJul 11,742°FAug 12,579°FAug 12,579°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the summer, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Albuquerque International Airport is rapidly decreasing during the summer, falling by 1.9 kWh, from 8.3 kWh to 6.4 kWh, over the course of the season.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the summer is 8.5 kWh on June 11.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer at Albuquerque International Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Summer at Albuquerque International AirportJunJulAug0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhSpringFallJun 118.5 kWhJun 118.5 kWhAug 316.4 kWhAug 316.4 kWhJul 18.0 kWhJul 18.0 kWhAug 17.0 kWhAug 17.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Albuquerque International Airport are 35.042 deg latitude, -106.607 deg longitude, and 5,315 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Albuquerque International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 344 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,251 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,458 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,955 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Albuquerque International Airport is covered by shrubs (91%), within 10 miles by shrubs (76%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (72%) and grassland (16%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Albuquerque International Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Albuquerque International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Double Eagle II Airport, Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Los Alamos County Airport, Clines Corners, Socorro Municipal Airport, Grants-Milan Municipal Airport, Las Vegas Municipal Airport, and Taos Regional Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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