The best times to visit Nevada for ideal weather are

May 14th to June 17th

or

September 10th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Nevada Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Nevada

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Nevada vary greatly and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 26 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Nevada, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 96.6°F (35.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.2°F (17.3°C) at night.

    Nevada Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Nevada Temperatures (Celsius)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Nevada Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Nevada Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Nevada Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 44.7 35 26.9
    Feb 46.7 36.8 28.5
    Mar 55.9 45.2 36.1
    Apr 64.5 53.6 44.1
    May 72.9 62.3 52.7
    Jun 80.6 70.2 60.7
    Jul 83.8 73.5 64.4
    Aug 83.2 72.7 63.5
    Sep 77.8 66.9 57.8
    Oct 67.4 56.8 47.9
    Nov 56.2 46.1 37.6
    Dec 47.5 38.6 31.1

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 7.1 1.7 -2.8
    Feb 8.2 2.7 -1.9
    Mar 13.3 7.3 2.3
    Apr 18.1 12 6.7
    May 22.7 16.8 11.5
    Jun 27 21.2 15.9
    Jul 28.8 23.1 18
    Aug 28.4 22.6 17.5
    Sep 25.4 19.4 14.3
    Oct 19.7 13.8 8.8
    Nov 13.4 7.8 3.1
    Dec 8.6 3.7 -0.5

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Nevada are December, February, and then April. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are only 0.2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 1.5 days with significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

    When can you find snow in Nevada? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around May 21st. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Nevada.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nevada (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 11.4 1 0.01
    Feb 14.3 0.9 0.02
    Mar 10 0.6 0.01
    Apr 12.9 0.5 0.01
    May 11.4 0.1 0.01
    Jun 5.7 0 0.01
    Jul 8.6 0 0.01
    Aug 8.6 0 0.01
    Sep 7.1 0 0.01
    Oct 8.6 0.2 0.01
    Nov 8.6 0.4 0.01
    Dec 17.1 0.8 0.02

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 11.4 2.5 0.03
    Feb 14.3 2.3 0.05
    Mar 10 1.5 0.03
    Apr 12.9 1.3 0.03
    May 11.4 0.3 0.03
    Jun 5.7 0 0.03
    Jul 8.6 0 0.03
    Aug 8.6 0 0.03
    Sep 7.1 0 0.03
    Oct 8.6 0.5 0.03
    Nov 8.6 1 0.03
    Dec 17.1 2 0.05

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Nevada has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is June (13.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (48.2%).

    Wind in Nevada is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-April where average top sustained speeds reach 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nevada.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 4.9 a light breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6.3 a light breeze 13.8 a moderate breeze
    Mar 7.1 a gentle breeze 15.4 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.9 a gentle breeze 17.3 a fresh breeze
    May 7.8 a gentle breeze 17.1 a moderate breeze
    Jun 7.6 a gentle breeze 17.1 a fresh breeze
    Jul 6.9 a light breeze 16.9 a moderate breeze
    Aug 6.6 a light breeze 16 a moderate breeze
    Sep 5.9 a light breeze 14.2 a moderate breeze
    Oct 5.7 a light breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Nov 5.4 a light breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Dec 5.5 a light breeze 12.7 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 44.5
    Feb 41.1
    Mar 28.2
    Apr 22.2
    May 19.2
    Jun 13.1
    Jul 16.3
    Aug 16
    Sep 17.6
    Oct 25.7
    Nov 33.6
    Dec 48.2

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Nevada?

    As of 6/22/2017 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    Overall Nevada Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Nevada, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 54°F (12.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is far too cold this time of year in Nevada to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.7°F (13.2°C) and 43°F (6.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.

     


     

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