The best times to visit Nevada for ideal weather are
May 14th to June 17th
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
Weather in Nevada
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)
Nevada Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Nevada Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nevada (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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.