Las Vegas Weather

Something many people who visit Las Vegas don’t know, is that the Las Vegas Weather, especially the temperatures, varies dramatically. It’s a common notion that it is ALWAYS hot, but that’s not true.

Las Vegas Weather - Greeting from Las Vegas Postcard
Las Vegas Weather – Greeting from Las Vegas Postcard

While it is true that Las Vegas can get VERY HOT during the Summer, with the high temperature averaging around 106 degrees in July.  The Las Vegas Weather can also get VERY COLD in the Winter, with the low temperature averaging around 34 degrees in December and January.

With that being said, you’ll want to make sure that you have packed appropriately for your trip to Las Vegas.  Check out the Las Vegas Weather Forecast below to find out what to bring with you. Trust us. Otherwise you’ll be doing more shopping than you originally planned.

Today’s Las Vegas Weather Forecast and Current Conditions



Las Vegas Weather

Las Vegas’ climate is a subtropical, hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification: BWh), typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies. The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round; it has an average of about 310 sunny days per year. It is virtually free of tornadoes and ice storms.

The summer months of June through September are very hot and mostly dry, with a July daily average temperature of 92.5 °F (33.6 °C), while nighttime temperatures often remain above 80 °F (27 °C). There are an average of 134 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ highs, and 74 days of 100 °F (38 °C)+ highs,[16] with most of the days in July and August exceeding the latter benchmark, and only occasionally failing to reach the former. Humidity is very low, often under 10%.

Las Vegas’ winters are short and the season is generally mild. December, the coolest month, averages 47.7 °F (8.7 °C). The mountains surrounding Las Vegas accumulate snow during the winter, but snow is rare in the Las Vegas Valley itself. Most recently, on Dec. 16, 2008, Las Vegas received 3.6 inches (9.1 cm). Temperatures reach the freezing mark on 16 nights of the year but rarely sink to 20 °F (−7 °C).[16]

Annual precipitation in Las Vegas is about 4.2 in (110 mm), which on average occurs on 26–27 days per year. Most of the precipitation falls in the winter, but even the wettest month (February) has on average only 4 days of precipitation.