Las Vegas Weather and Climate

Las Vegas averages over 300 days of sun per year. That's a great year for golf and other outdoor activities. The drier climate has also been noted for its health benefits.

This page includes the current Las Vegas weather, a satellite view of Las Vegas weather patterns, Las Vegas weather and climate averages (including rainfall, snow, and temperatures), and a description of Las Vegas weather and how it affects the residents in the valley.

Current Las Vegas Weather

Las Vegas weather is typically warmer and dryer than many other parts of the country. Today's Las Vegas weather:

Las Vegas weather is known for the hot summers and the moderate winters. People who love the warmth and light enjoy the climate here. Residents relocate from many northern states to take advantage of warm seasonal temperatures. Some people (sometimes known as "snowbirds") own multiple properties and live in the north during the summer and live in Las Vegas during the winter. Las Vegas living is enhanced by predictable, consistent weather patterns. Usually, the weather comes from the west coast. It will bring occasional clouds and moisture from the south or north but usually residents can count on dry air for weekend adventures.

Southwest U.S. Satellite Map

Las Vegas weather patterns are affected heavily by the Pacific ocean activity. Moisture and wind comes from the western coast including parts of Mexico. Today's Las Vegas satellite view:

The dry climate invites people relocating to escape extreme weather elsewhere. Some, battered by snow in the north, hurricanes in the south and east or tornados in the south, come to escape to a normally very calm climate. Only a rare storm system turns into a monsoon to bring much needed rain and fabulous lightning storms. But, for the most part, Las Vegas is very manageable.