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The climate of Las Vegas: when to go to Las Vegas

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The city of Las Vegas is located in a desert area of Southern Nevada and the city is famous for the aridity of its climate and the high daytime temperatures that characterize the summer months. The climate in Las Vegas is a typical desert climate with very hot and dry summers, mild winters, abundant sunshine throughout the year, and very little rain.

The average maximum temperature in Las Vegas normally arrive at 39 ° C / 40 ° C in the months of July and August, with low humidity. The maximum winter average temperatures are around 14 ° C / 17 ° C while the minimum usually reach 2 ° C / 5 ° C. From May to September the average maximum temperatures are well above 30 ° C. In the winter months of December and January the average minimum temperatures reach up to 2 ° C.

The winters in Las Vegas are fresh and windy, in this period, between December and March, occurring most of the low rainfall in a year. On average in a year, fall 106 mm of precipitation, while the rainy days are on average 26,5 per year.

Las Vegas is one of the sunniest cities in America, it enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, for a total of 3,822 hours of sunshine in a year.


Las Vegas can be visited all year round. The very few rains, of course, are not a problem, problematic if anything, it is the summer heat, but all the shops and hotels have powerful air conditioners, so you risk to have cold even though outside there are 40 ° C.


LAS VEGAS (610 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 4,1 14,4 13 3,1
February 6,3 16,9 19 4,0
March 9,7 21,3 11 2,9
April 13,4 25,7 4 1,6
May 18,8 31,6 3 1,2
June 23,7 37,1 2 0,6
July 27,2 40,1 10 2,5
August 26,3 38,9 8 2,6
September 21,7 34,4 6 1,6
October 14,7 27,0 7 1,7
November 8,1 19,1 9 1,7
December 3,7 13,7 13 3,0
YEAR 14,8  26,7 106 26,5

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