The weather in Las Vegas varies quite wildly across the months, so you’ll want to consider how many indoor vs. outdoor activities you’d like to pursue while choosing your holiday dates.
When planning your travels, keep in mind that the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere are opposite to Australia’s. If you’re planning a summer getaway to Vegas for December, you may be in for a bit of a surprise! Regardless, whatever the season or climate, Vegas is alive and pulsing with neon year-round.
Temperatures in the United States are also measured using Fahrenheit, not Centigrade. Rainfall can be as little as 10 centimetres a year, and temperatures can drop from extreme highs to chilly lows in a matter of hours. Don’t sweat it!
Summer in Las Vegas occurs in the months of July through September. Temperatures average between the hottest days of 110°F (43°C) and the coolest of 95°F (35°C), with an average of 20% humidity. The desert climate produces a dry heat. At night, temperatures often drop by 20 degrees, making for comfortably cool evenings.
Appropriate clothing: Shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses.
Don’t forget: Grab some sunscreen and a shady hat for when you’re out and about.
Autumn (or ‘fall’ as it’s known in the States) occurs in the months of October through December. Temperatures during this season can fall quickly, especially towards the end of December leading into winter. Temperatures average between highs of 82°F (29°C) in October and lows of 34°F (1°C) in December. If you’re travelling in autumn, make sure to pack for a range of climates.
Appropriate clothing: Long pants, light jacket, warm coat and thermal socks.
Don’t forget: Pack for all seasons.
Winter occurs in the months of January through March and it’s a chilly affair. Nights can drop below freezing, and it has even been known to snow on rare occasions. Most hotels will close their outdoor pools, and wind gusts can reach up to 40 miles per hour (64km/h).
Appropriate clothing: Your warmest attire – coat, scarf, gloves.
Don’t forget: Swimmers, because heated indoor pools and spas are still open.
Spring occurs in the months of April through June. Coming out of winter and leading into summer, the climate during the spring months can fluctuate substantially. Spring is also a major American sporting season. All the better to enjoy the entertainment from indoors in the cooler months, with NASCAR, Major League Baseball, and the NBA in full swing.
Appropriate clothing: Light jacket and t-shirt.
Don’t forget: Your team’s jersey!