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Climate in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada gets 5 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Las Vegas averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 294 sunny days per year in Las Vegas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Las Vegas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 26 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 104 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 37
Rain: averages 5 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Las Vegas ranks 85/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Las Vegas, NevadaUnited States
  5.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.3 in.27.8 in.
  26.1 days106.2 days
  294 days205 days
  103.8°85.8°
  37.1°21.7°
  8554
  5.84.3
  2001 ft.2443 ft.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Las Vegas with an average high temperature of 103.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Nevada. In Las Vegas, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Las Vegas are April, October and March.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Las Vegas with an average of 36.6°. This is one of the warmest places in Nevada.


In Las Vegas, there are 129.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Nevada.


In Las Vegas, there are 16.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Nevada.


In Las Vegas, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Nevada.


February is the wettest month in Las Vegas with 0.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is May with 0.1 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 40% of yearly precipitation and 17% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 5.0 inches in Las Vegas means that it is drier than most places in Nevada.


February is the rainiest month in Las Vegas with 4.6 days of rain, and June is the driest month with only 0.6 rainy days. There are 26.1 rainy days annually in Las Vegas, which is one of the least rainy places in Nevada. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 40% of the time and the driest is Winter with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 0.3 inches in Las Vegas means that it is less snowy than most places in Nevada.



December is the snowiest month in Las Vegas with 0.2 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Las Vegas    341 Reviews
    It’s hot, windy and too much crime - 4/4/2019
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    Great plyace to live! - 3/16/2019
    I am originally from Sothern California and moved to Las Vegas in 1991. In 1998 I moved to Central Florida, then Texas, back to Vegas. Yes, we move a lot. Everytime we... Read More

    Great plyace to live! - 3/16/2019
    I am originally from Sothern California and moved to Las Vegas in 1991. In 1998 I moved to Central Florida, then Texas, back to Vegas. Yes, we move a lot. Everytime we... Read More


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