Average Weather in Bayard New Mexico, United States
In Bayard, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 88°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 95°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bayard for warm-weather activities is from late May to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 24 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is June 29, with an average high of 88°F and low of 60°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 27°F and high of 51°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Bayard, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Bayard begins around September 3 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around December 13. On September 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around December 13 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around September 3. On August 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Bayard varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.2 months, from July 4 to September 9, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 9.8 months, from September 9 to July 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on April 6.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 43% on August 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Bayard experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from June 13 to February 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from February 4 to June 13. The least rain falls around April 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Bayard does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Bayard varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:03 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 27 minutes later at 7:30 AM on November 2. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 19 minutes later at 8:24 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Bayard during 2019, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Bayard, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Bayard experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from January 28 to June 23, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from June 23 to January 28. The calmest day of the year is August 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bayard varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.0 months, from July 17 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 36% on August 25. The wind is most often from the west for 10.0 months, from September 18 to July 17, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Bayard throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Bayard for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of June.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Bayard for hot-weather activities is from early June to mid July, with a peak score in the last week of June.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Bayard typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around April 20 to around October 30, rarely starting before April 1 or after May 9, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Bayard should appear around March 5, only rarely appearing before February 16 or after March 21.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from April 14 to July 4, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 6, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 3.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bayard are 32.762 deg latitude, -108.131 deg longitude, and 6,043 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bayard contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,099 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,002 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,399 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,110 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bayard is covered by shrubs (93%), within 10 miles by shrubs (72%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (73%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bayard, 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
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bayard.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bayard according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Bayard is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bayard and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .