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The weather of Las Vegas varies from day to day, month to month, and year to year. At the time of this writing (spring nearing summer), Las Vegas has been getting mostly cloudy skies and the peak temperature during the day averages to around 57 °F. As for wind velocity, it’s around 19 miles per hour with occasional gusts registering about 25 miles per hour.

There’s also 45 percent average humidity (that drops to 10 percent in the summer) and a dew point of 36 °F. As for the ultraviolet index, it’s at a safe 0 of 10.  As for the climate of Las Vegas, it usually enjoys a subtropical climate comparable to the hot desert (it’s a BWh according to the Köppen climate classification).

The Concrete Oasis of Mojave Desert

Las Vegas, unlike Kansas, is virtually free of tornadoes. The city also lacks ice storms compared to America’s northward neighbor, Canada. Las Vegas summers are characterized by exceptionally low dew points that range from 40.6 °F (4.8 °C) to 44.0 °F (6.7 °C). From June to September, Las Vegas is mostly dry and hot (as opposed to moist and hot like a rainforest).

To be more specific, the city has a whopping 310 out of 365 sunny days every year (so that’s only 55 not-so-sunny days available, or less than two months’ worth). This is to be expected of a city that’s been turned into the oasis of the Mojave Desert; while the buildings and the A/C can beat the heat, the weather and climate of the region still wins out outdoors.

Desert Climate in Summer

Meanwhile, in the summer, Vegas can reach up to 100 °F and more. Thus, Sin City is as hot as an oven during that season, so when going that around that time, stay indoors or go to the beach to cool down (and get a requisite tan). While at night, it’s a neon light show, during daytime Las Vegas enjoys an abundance of sunshine yearly.

The lack of moisture, sweat, and humidity (which is at a low 10 percent) will make you feel a lot less sticky for sure. However, you should avoid getting dehydrated throughout the summer season. Bring plenty of drinks and have the A/C of your car available since the average temperature of a Las Vegas July is 92.5 °F (33.6 °C). Meanwhile, at night, it’s at 80 °F (27 °C).

Comfortable Springs, Brief Falls, and Mild Winters

From March to May, Las Vegas is quite comfortable. It has an average temperature 70 °F to 80 °F, which means a Las Vegas spring day is as cool as a Las Vegas summer night. You’ll still have to pack a few more layers of clothes whenever the sun gets down in light of this fact. Spring nights can get quite cold, to say the least. It never gets too cold though, even during the coldest Vegas nights in winter.

If you want a good bargain deal on your Las Vegas trip, go to Vegas during spring. There are fewer tourists at this time, making it easier for bargain hunters to score a great price for the best rooms around. A Vegas autumn is a brief but memorable transition to winter, with special events like the BikeFest in October and the Greek Food Festival in September. Finally, enjoy a mild and touristy (since there’ll be many tourists) season in winter, with temperatures averaging at 47.7 °F (8.7 °C).

 

 

References:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/las-vegas-nv/89101/weather-forecast/329506

http://www.lasvegas.com/travel-professionals/agent-tools/clothing-climate/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas#Climate