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The climate of Nevada (United States of America)
The state of Nevada is located in the western part of the United States. A large part of the state consists of mountainous terrain. The largest part of Nevada has a dry climate type such as a warm desert climate and a cold desert climate. With annual precipitation figures varying from 25-30 millimeters to more than 200 millimeters Nevada is one of the driest regions in the northern hemisphere. Most Americans travel here to visit the casinos and go partying. Especially Las Vegas attracts millions of people to its enormous casinos situated in even more impressive hotels. Las Vegas is also known for the fact that you can quickly get married here. If you want to, you can get married to your one night stand at the end of the evening. This theme is often shown in American movies, especially in comedies.

The climate of Nevada is characterized by dry winters which, depending on the location you are in are cool to mild. Summers are warm, in the southern part of Nevada summers are even hot. During the summer average maximum temperatures in Las Vegas are 38-41 degrees Celsius (100-106 degrees Fahrenheit) which makes it one of the hottest places in the United States. Nevada is also a sunny state. The northern part of the state gets about 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, Las Vegas can record no less than 3,800 hours of annual sunshine.

Climate information of places in Nevada
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Nevada:

Carson City
Lake Tahoe
Las Vegas



Climate information
Throughout Nevada several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Las Vegas and cannot be seen as an average for this state. For climate figures for other places and regions in Nevada please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 14 2 8 4 n/a
February 18 5 9 4 n/a
March 21 7 10 5 n/a
April 25 11 12 3 n/a
May 31 16 13 3 n/a
June 38 21 13 2 n/a
July 41 25 13 3 n/a
August 39 24 12 4 n/a
September 35 19 11 3 n/a
October 28 13 10 3 n/a
November 20 7 8 3 n/a
December 14 2 8 4 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below apply to Las Vegas. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages

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