• The dunes in soft light

    White Sands

    National Monument New Mexico

Weather

Dust Storms or Downpours?

When you're planning a trip, it's always a good idea to get a feel for what to expect in terms of weather once you reach your destination. Temperatures at White Sands varies greatly throughout the year.

June through August: Daytime temperatures average 95ºF (35ºC), with some days going as high as 110ºF (38º). Evenings are much cooler, ranging from 50-65ºF (10-18ºC). Our rainy season begins in early July and lasts through early September. It is during this time that we get the majority of our annual 10 inches of rainfall.

September through November: Daytime temperatures average 80ºF (27ºC), with some days going as low as 65ºF (18ºC). Evenings are cooler, averaging around 40ºF (4ºC) with some nights dipping below freezing.

December through February: Daytime temperatures average 60ºF (16ºC). Evenings average around 23ºF (-5ºC).

March through May: Daytime temperatures average 75ºF (24ºC). Evenings average around 40ºF (4ºC).

 
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.
 
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


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