August weather forecast
Albuquerque, NM

A square in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a view of the civic and government buildings
A square in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a view of the civic and government buildings

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Albuquerque, is another warm month, with an average temperature varying between 64.6°F (18.1°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in July - a warm 85.6°F (29.8°C). In Albuquerque, the average low-temperature is 64.6°F (18.1°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is calculated to be a hot 86°F (30°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, clothing, wind), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 41%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 13.8 days. Throughout August, 1.26" (32mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the entire year, the rain falls for 87.6 days and collects up to 8.23" (209mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Albuquerque.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is 13h and 26min.
On the first day of August in Albuquerque, sunrise is at 6:15 am and sunset at 8:09 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:38 am and sunset at 7:34 pm MDT.

Sunshine

In Albuquerque, the average sunshine in August is 11.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Albuquerque?

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, in August, the average high-temperature is 85.6°F (29.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 64.6°F (18.1°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in August is calculated to be 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Albuquerque?

The average relative humidity in August is 41%.

How many days does it rain in August in Albuquerque?

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, in August, during 13.8 rainfall days, 1.26" (32mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Albuquerque?

May through September are months without snowfall.

What is the average length of the day in August in Albuquerque?

The average day length in August in Albuquerque is 13h and 26min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Albuquerque?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:15 am and sunset at 8:09 pm. On the last day of the month, in Albuquerque, sunrise is at 6:38 am and sunset at 7:34 pm MDT.

How long on average sun shines in August in Albuquerque?

The average sunshine duration in August in Albuquerque is 11.8h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Albuquerque?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average temperature in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average high temperature in August: 85.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.6°F).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (43.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 64.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.1°F).

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Average pressure in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average pressure in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average pressure in August: 29.99"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are April and May (29.89"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average wind speed in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average wind speed in August: 5.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (9.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average humidity in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average humidity in August: 41%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (61%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (27%).

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Average rainfall in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average rainfall in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average rainfall in August: 1.26"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (0.35").

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Average rainfall days in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average rainfall days in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (3.8 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average snowfall in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (2.44").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average snowfall days in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (4.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 26min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 50min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 11h and 48min

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

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Average sunshine days in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average sunshine days in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average sunshine days in August: 10.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (24.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.4 days).

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Average UV index in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average UV index in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average cloud cover in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average cloud cover in August: 15

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 20).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in August
Albuquerque, NM

Average visibility in August - Albuquerque, NM
  • Average visibility in August: 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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