Las Vegas Weather and Las Vegas 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.

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.

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.