Las Vegas is situated in the north-western corner of Mojave Desert and is surrounded by arid high mountains. The average elevation of the place is 620 meters above the sea level. The area is surrounded with desert vegetation with very little wildlife. The surrounding area of the city sometimes faces torrential flash floods though the city itself is never ever affected by these. The weather is that of the typical Mojave Desert, that is subtropical arid climate.
The city however is least affected by the scarcity of water in the surrounding area thanks to amazing water resource management.
With an average of more than 310 days of bright sunshine the city is always brightly convivial, and there is no particular time to visit Las Vegas. In fact, tourists throng the city around the year and the hotels in Las Vegas remain always busy serving the hordes of tourists who come here to have a good time.
Las Vegas is known to have hot and sunny summers and moderately chilled but sunny winters. The weather of the place is also affected by the ocean currents of the Pacific Ocean. Wind baring moistures comes from the western coast causing occasional rainfalls and thunderstorm.
The summer months from June to September experience the maximum amount of heat. The highest ever recorded temperature of Las Vegas is 47° Celsius which was in the summers of 2005, though the average day time temperature hardly ever crosses 40° Celsius mark. The evenings are comfortably cooler with the temperature hovering between 21° Celsius to 26° Celsius.
The humidity at this time of the year is very low keeping the moisture level below 10 percent, though some time in the month of August one can witness slight increase of humidity because of the moist monsoon winds from the south. These winds sometime cause desert storm and flash floods to the surrounding areas but hardly ever affect Las Vegas.
Starting from September and lasting till November is autumn in Las Vegas. Arguably this is the best time to visit Las Vegas as the blistering summer heat gives way to the much cooler winter season. The Las Vegas hotels remain full during this time with visitors from all over. The average maximum temperature seldom crosses 35° Celsius and the minimum hardly ever goes below 18° Celsius. The evenings and nights can get little cooler. The autumn or the fall as the Americans call it is also the season for outdoor activities like golf and other games.
From November, Las Vegas experiences winter. As the days are bright and sunny with slight wind, it becomes the perfect time for outdoor activities like rock climbing and desert safaris. Winters are also popular as it the festival time of the year. The day time average temperature remains 16° Celsius and evenings it can go as low as 4° Celsius. The lowest ever temperature recorded in Las Vegas is -13° Celsius way back in 1963. The temperature had not fallen that low ever since.
Las Vegas experiences short though wonderful spring season from mid-February to May. The proceeding months from winter gets warm to hotter as the weather shifts towards summers. The temperature remains more or less same as in autumn as the people of Las Vegas enjoys bright sunny days and comfortable nights.