May weather forecast
New Mexico, USA

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Weather in May

May in New Mexico serves as a precursor to the forthcoming summer, offering a blend of pleasantly warm days and mild nights. The state's renowned clear skies and abundant sunlight become even more prominent, making outdoor activities particularly inviting.

New Mexico's diverse terrain continues to influence its weather patterns in May. The higher elevations of Northern and Central New Mexico finally bid farewell to any residual snowfall, welcoming greener landscapes. In contrast, the southern parts of the state, known for their warmer disposition, start experiencing temperatures indicative of the approaching summer.

Daytime temperatures during May typically settle between 80°F (26.7°C) and 85°F (29.4°C). As the month advances, nighttime temperatures become milder, generally ranging from 50°F (10°C) to 55°F (12.8°C). This shift from the cooler spring nights to warmer evenings indicates the state's transition into its hotter season.

When juxtaposed with April, May presents a distinct uptick in warmth, both during the day and night. It's a time when many local festivals and events take center stage, leveraging the ideal weather conditions. Moreover, with rainfall still on the lower side, May ensures that residents and visitors can maximize their time outdoors, appreciating the natural beauty and cultural richness of New Mexico.

  • Albuquerque - May »
    In Albuquerque, during May, the rain falls for 5.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.39" (10mm) of precipitation. On the first day of May in Albuquerque, sunrise is at 6:14 am and sunset at 7:52 pm.
  • Las Cruces - May »
    April and May, with an average relative humidity of 22%, are the least humid months in Las Cruces. In Las Cruces during May, the rain falls for 2.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation.
  • Rio Rancho - May »
    On the first day of May in Rio Rancho sunrise is at 6:14 am and sunset at 7:52 pm. March through June are months with the least rain in Rio Rancho when the rain falls for 5 days and typically aggregates up to 0.35" (9mm) of rain.
  • Santa Fe - May »
    In Santa Fe during the entire year, the rain falls for 90.3 days and collects up to 9.8" (249mm) of precipitation. During 0.6 snowfall days, in May, Santa Fe aggregates 0.63" (16mm) of snow.
  • Farmington - May »
    On the last day of the month, in Farmington sunrise is at 5:55 am and sunset at 8:25 pm MDT. In Farmington, during May, the rain falls for 6.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation.
  • Clovis - May »
    In Clovis, during the entire year, the rain falls for 86.6 days and collects up to 11.77" (299mm) of precipitation. In Clovis, during May, the rain falls for 8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation.
  • Hobbs - May »
    On the last day of the month, in Hobbs sunrise is at 5:45 am and sunset at 7:55 pm MDT. In Hobbs during the entire year, the rain falls for 81.7 days and collects up to 11.5" (292mm) of precipitation.
  • Alamogordo - May »
    April and May, with an average relative humidity of 25%, are the least humid months in Alamogordo, New Mexico. On the first day of May in Alamogordo sunrise is at 6:15 am and sunset at 7:46 pm.
  • Carlsbad - May »
    On the last day of the month, in Carlsbad, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 7:58 pm MDT. In Carlsbad, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.1 days and collects up to 9.72" (247mm) of precipitation.
  • Gallup - May »
    The months with the least rainfall in Gallup are May and June Rain falls for 4.5 days and accumulates 0.24" (6mm) of rain. May and June are months with the least rain in Gallup when the rain falls for 4.5 days and typically aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of rain.
  • Deming - May »
    In Deming during May, the rain falls for 3.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of precipitation. In Deming, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.3 days and collects up to 8.35" (212mm) of precipitation.
  • Los Lunas - May »
    In Los Lunas, New Mexico, in May, during 6.1 rainfall days, 0.43" (11mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. On the first day of May in Los Lunas, New Mexico, sunrise is at 6:15 am and sunset at 7:52 pm.
Updated: May 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

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