Seasons in Nevada

Most of Nevada has an arid climate. Several rivers throughout the state make it semi-arid. It has the largest number of deserts in the US. The most famous among them is the Mojave Desert. To the west is the large Lake Tahoe. 

Winters are traditionally cold and summers are hot. Earthquakes sometimes occur, but they do not exceed 3.5 on the Richter scale.



Spring in Nevada

Spring is the best time to explore Nevada. Spring is cool, but already in March the temperature begins to rise. From April to May, thermometer readings rise from 70 °F to 95 °F (+21 °C to +35 °C). Heavy rain and thunderstorms begin in late spring. During the flood period, floods are possible.

The center of gravity of Nevada is Las Vegas. In early May, the city hosts a large national Indian Food and Cultural Festival. Visitors will see dances and shows in national Indian costumes and taste authentic cuisine. Many interesting events happen in the state capital - Carson City.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 71 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 0.7" (17 mm)
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 54 °F (+12 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 0.3" (8 mm)
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Sundial in the day: 12.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.2" (6 mm)

(‎Las Vegas)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Nevada

Summer in Nevada is not very comfortable. Blame the heat and large temperature differences between day and night. The difference can be up to 40 °F (~20 °C). Temperatures reach ~100 °F (+38 °C) at noon. Tornadoes occur during the season. National Weather Service warnings should be monitored.

In July, despite the heat, Las Vegas Elvis Festival takes place in Las Vegas. Many historical sites in Nevada are dedicated to Elvis Prestley. In August, fans of radical self-expression gather in the Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man festival. You can find coolness and go hiking in the Great Basin National Park.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 99 °F (+37 °C)
Min average t°: 52 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.1" (2 mm)
Max average t°: 103 °F (+39 °C)
Min average t°: 59 °F (+26.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 0.3" (8 mm)
Max average t°: 101 °F (+38 °C)
Min average t°: 57 °F (+25 °C)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.4" (11 mm)

(Las Vegas)

Summer Holidays

June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.

Autumn in Nevada

Fall is considered the best time to travel in Nevada. The tornado season is coming to an end. Temperatures in September are 75-100 °F(+24 °C to +38 °C). October remains warm at 41-71 °F (+5 °C to +22 °C). In November, temperatures drop to 47 °F(+8 °C). Nights can drop to 15 °F to 40 °F (-9 °C to +4 °C). Precipitation is moderate.

In September, you can still enjoy eco-tourism on the rivers and lakes of Nevada. We recommend seeing the Valley of Fire and Fly Geyser. In October, it is worth seeing the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival. Proceeds from the event go to breast cancer relief funds. Fans of dance and art installations will find a lot of interesting things at the Electric Daisy Carnival at the end of October. Traditional autumn harvest fairs are decorated with the Pomegranate Festival. It passes near Las Vegas.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 93 °F (+34 °C)
Min average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.3" (8 mm)
Max average t°: 80 °F (+27 °C)
Min average t°: 58 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.35" (9 mm)
Max average t°: 67 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 47 °F (+8.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.4" (10 mm)

(‎Las Vegas)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 1: All Saints’ Day.
November 11: Veterans Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.
Day after Thanksgiving: Family Day

Winter in Nevada

Winter in Nevada is best spent in the south of the state or in Las Vegas. Here it is short and rather warm. Temperature 38-57 °F (+3 °C +14 °C). It is much colder in the north. There are frosts up to 15-20 °F (-9 °C -6 °C). On some days and nights, it can drop to 0 °F (-18 °C). Heavy snowfalls are possible in the mountains.

In early December, the cowboy Nevada Film Festival takes place in Las Vegas. The event is dedicated to the history of the Wild West. Fans of skiing, winter hunting and fishing should go to the north of Nevada. There are trails in the mountains and campsites in national parks.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 56 °F (+13 °C)
Min average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 0.9" (22 mm)
Max average t°: 58 °F (+14 °C)
Min average t°: 39 °F (+4 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 1.0" (25 mm)
Max average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Min average t°: 41 °F (+5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 1.2" (31 mm)

(Las Vegas)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.