August weather forecast and climate
New Mexico, USA

Flag of New Mexico, USA
Flag of New Mexico, USA

Weather in August

August is a hot summer month in New Mexico with average high temperatures in the 80°F (26.7°C) to 94°F (34.4°C). Gila Hot Springs in the south averages between 54°F (12.2°C) to 85°F (29.4°C), while Farmington in the north is between 60°F (15.6°C) to 87°F (30.6°C). Eagle Nest, which registers between 42°F (5.6°C) to 76°F (24.4°C), is an apt example of temperatures decreasing with altitude. Rainfall averages from 2" (51mm) to 4" (102mm) statewide, and the conditions remain dry due to intense sunshine throughout the day.
August is prone to thunderstorms, mostly in the highlands in the afternoons. Night skies are clear and offer fantastic stargazing opportunities. Backcountry camping is popular in the summer and offers great adventure. Wildlife and wild flora are abundant and often cross paths in the numerous state parks. An insect repellent is an excellent idea when camping in open tents during the nights. Heavy showers can quickly flood dry arroyos and cause significant problems. Expect the weather to steadily cool down by the end of August in New Mexico.
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