Las Vegas weather is classified as subtropical and dry, its disposition attributed mainly to the influence and positioning of the city in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has hot and dry summers with mild winters. The city experiences year round sunshine averaging roughly 300 sun filled days per year or 3800 hours or more of sunlight.
Las Vegas is located in the Southwestern United States and east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The entire state lies in the rain-shadow desert created by the mountain ranges, thus receiving very little precipitation or to be more precise about 110mm annually. Most of the city’s precipitation occurs during winter but rain can be expected to fall at any given time of the year.
Las Vegas weather during the summer season is predominantly hot and dry. Commencing when June rolls in and running all the way through to September, Las Vegas’ summers experience daily highs average temperatures between 34 to 40 °C and evening lows of 21–26 °C. Humidity levels are regularly under 10%. In summer there are also the occasional late afternoon thunderstorms that move in from Mexico.
Las Vegas weather is characterized by short mild but cool winters with daily highs nearing 16 °C and evening lows around 4 °C. Las Vegas valley rarely experiences snow even though the mountains surrounding the city accumulate snow during the winter. Temperatures can from time to time plummet to freezing 0 °C.
The best time to visit is early spring and late autumn, when Las Vegas weather is at its absolute finest; during both seasons the days are warm but not hot and the evenings are pleasantly mild.
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