• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Climate Averages

Average Temperatures and Precipitation

Planning a visit to White Sands and want to know what to expect from old Mother Nature? Below is a table of average temperatures recorded from 1971 to 2011. Temperatures can, of course, fluctuate to one or the other in extremes, so those are included as well. If you are looking for today's weather, you'll find that here.

 
Month

Average
High

Average Low Average Precip. Highest Recorded

Lowest
Recorded

January 57°F
14°C
22°F
-6°C
0.60 inches 78°F
26°C
-25°F
-32°C
February 63°F
17°C
27°F
-3°C
0.39 inches 82°F
28°C
-22°F
-30°C
March 71°F
22°C
32°F
0°C
0.27 inches 95°F
35°C
-19°F
28°C
April 79°F
26°C
40°F
4°C
0.29 inches 97°F
36°C
11°F
-12°C
May 88°F
31°C
50°F
10°C
0.49 inches 104°F
40°C
20°F
-7°C
June 97°F
36°C
59°F
15°C
0.89 inches 111°F
44°C
38°F
3°C
July 97°F
36°C
64°F
18°C
1.41 inches 110°F
43°C
45°F
7°C
August 94°F
34°C
62°F
17°C
2.07 inches 107°F
42°C
38°F
3°C
September 89°F
32°C
55°F
13°C
1.44 inches 104°F
40°C
30°F
-1°C
October 79°F
26°C
41°F
5°C
1.09 inches 97°F
36°C
13°F
-11°C
November 67°F
19°C
28°F
2°C
0.68 inches 86°F
30°C
-12°F
-24°C
December 57°F
14°C
21°F
-6°C
0.79 inches 83°F
28°C
-8°F
-22°C


 
Current weather forecast.
If you would like to know the forecast for the next few days, click the link above to be taken to Weather.com's forecast for White Sands National Monument.

Did You Know?

Photo of white lizard

Three species of lizards, one pocket mouse and numerous species of insects have evolved a white coloration for survival in the white sands.