Carlsbad, NM Climate

Summary Graph

The summary climate graph for Carlsbad, NM shows a selection of temperature, rainfall and snow minimum, mean and maximum measures over the course of a year. Click on each of the measures in the key to toggle them on and off.

Graph of average and extreme temperature ranges by day for Carlsbad, NM.


The warmest month in Cavern City Air Terminal, Carlsbad, New Mexico is June with an average high temperature of 96.9°F. The hottest day on record was June 28 1994 when the temperature hit 113.0°F. During December the overnight temperature drops to an average of 30.9°F with the lowest temperature of -4.2°F being recorded on December 15 1987.

Warmest Days

Warmest Months

Coldest Days

Coldest Months

The warmest days on record are:

28 Jun 1994113°F
28 Jun 1998112.8°F
1 Jul 1999111.9°F
26 Jun 2011111.9°F
11 Jul 1998111.4°F

The warmest months on average were:

June 2011104.3°F
June 1990103.6°F
June 1998103.4°F
June 1994103°F
August 2011101.8°F

The coldest days on record are:

15 Dec 1987-4.2°F
29 Dec 1983-4°F
4 Feb 2011-4°F
1 Feb 1951-2.9°F
2 Feb 1985-2.2°F

The coldest months on average were:

December 198524.4°F
December 198924.6°F
January 198325.2°F
January 201125.2°F
December 198325.3°F


The wettest month by average rainfall in Carlsbad, NM is September with an average of 2.2 inches of rain falling on 6 to 7 days.Although in August it typically rains on more days with 1.4 inches falling in 6 to 7 days. The driest month by average rainfall in Carlsbad, NM is January with an average of 0.3 inches of rain falling on 3 to 4 days. Although in March it typically rains on less days with 0.3 inches falling in 2 to 3 days

Wettest Days

The wettest days on record are:

24 March 20072.1 inches
16 March 19981.6 inches
20 March 20061.5 inches
8 March 20010.8 inches
27 March 19770.8 inches

Wettest Months

The wettest months on record are:

February 199512 inches
September 19919 inches
June 19869 inches
September 19788.1 inches
September 19748 inches

Driest Months

The driest months on record are:

October 19420 inches
November 19420 inches
December 19420 inches
January 19430 inches
February 19430 inches