July weather forecast
Santa Fe, NM

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Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful sunset over the St. Francis of Assisi Basilica in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Weather in July

July continues the summertime saga in Santa Fe, but with a few remarkable tweaks. The temperature peaks at 81.5°F (27.5°C), making it the hottest month of the year. However, an interesting shift is the resurgence of rainfall, reaching 1.73" (44mm) over 14.3 days, offering respite from the summer heat. The frequency of rain reinforces the beautiful spectacle of Santa Fe's summer monsoons. Amid the summer heat, July presents an exquisite blend of sun, showers, and the unforgettable aroma of rain-drenched earth.

Temperature

July, on average, is the warmest month in Santa Fe, registering a high temperature of 81.5°F (27.5°C) and a low of 59.2°F (15.1°C).

Heat index

July's mean heat index is computed to be 82.4°F (28°C). If one remains active during constant exposure, it might cause exhaustion and heat cramps.
It is crucial to understand that heat index figures are for shade and gentle wind conditions. A rise in the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees may result from direct sunlight exposure.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'felt air temperature', is a calculation that merges air temperature and relative humidity to depict the sensation of warmth. Depending on the activity and the individual's heat perception, which may vary due to factors including wind, clothing, and metabolic variations, this effect remains subjective. By being directly under the sun, it's possible for the felt temperature to increase by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly relevant to children. Children often fail to recognize the requirement to rest and rehydrate. Thirst, being a late symptom of dehydration, underlines the importance of maintaining hydration, especially during ongoing physical activities.

Humidity

In Santa Fe, the average relative humidity in July is 45%.

Rainfall

July is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 14.3 days and accumulates 1.73" (44mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

June through September are months without snowfall in Santa Fe.

Daylight

In July, the average length of the day is 14h and 17min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:51 am and sunset at 8:23 pm. On the last day of July, sunrise is at 6:11 am and sunset at 8:08 pm MDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in July in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 11.7h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: A maximum daily UV index of 6 during July morphs into the following directions:
Incorporate safeguards and honour sun safety principles. Protection from skin and eye damage is obligatory. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a period when UV radiation is particularly strong, noting that parasols or canopies may not offer total sun protection. Enhance your sun protection with tightly woven, yet airy clothing.
Resources | Updated: Feb 13, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas

Frequently asked questions

What is the warmest month in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, the peak average temperatures are observed in July, with a high of 81.5°F (27.5°C) and a low of 59.2°F (15.1°C).

What is the average July temperature in Santa Fe?

Santa Fe in July has an average high-temperature of 81.5°F (27.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 59.2°F (15.1°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in July is computed to be 82.4°F (28°C).

What is the average humidity in July in Santa Fe?

The average relative humidity in July in Santa Fe is 45%.

What is the rainiest month in Santa Fe?

The month with the most rainfall in Santa Fe is July, when the rain falls for 14.3 days and typically aggregates up to 1.73" (44mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in July in Santa Fe?

In July, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the rain falls for 14.3 days. Throughout July, 1.73" (44mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Santa Fe?

June through September are months without snowfall.

What is the average length of the day in July in Santa Fe?

In July, the average day length in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is 14h and 17min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in July in Santa Fe?

On the first day of July in Santa Fe, sunrise is at 5:51 am and sunset at 8:23 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:11 am and sunset at 8:08 pm MDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Fe have in July?

The average sunshine duration in July is 11.7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Santa Fe?

The months with the highest UV index in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in July in Santa Fe?

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the average daily maximum UV index in July is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average temperature in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average high temperature in July: 81.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in July: 59.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (21.6°F).

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Average pressure in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average pressure in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average pressure in July: 30"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average wind speed in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average wind speed in July: 6.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average humidity in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average humidity in July: 45%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (67%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (32%).

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Average rainfall in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall in July: 1.73"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average rainfall days in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average rainfall days in July: 14.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.4 days).

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Average snowfall in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall in July: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.71").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average snowfall days in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average snowfall days in July: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (7.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in July /
Average sunshine in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average daylight in July / Average sunshine in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average daylight in July: 14h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 48min).

  • Average sunshine in July: 11h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average sunshine days in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average sunshine days in July: 8.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.8 days).

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Average UV index in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average UV index in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average UV index in July: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average cloud cover in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average cloud cover in July: 17

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 21).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in July
Santa Fe, NM

Average visibility in July - Santa Fe, NM
  • Average visibility in July: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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