Best weather to visit Las Vegas

Las Vegas Weather: Monsoon Season

During the season, you can see thunder, lightning, and showers in Las Vegas, and sometimes the city may suddenly get flooded

Monsoon Season in Las Vegas - Best Time
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For Las Vegas, torrential rains are an unusual phenomenon, because the city is in subtropical desert climate zone (the Mojave Desert). But from July to September in Las Vegas, you can observe this unusual phenomenon: swirling clouds against a background of the bright golden sunset with thunder and lightning. All this creates an incredible picture, clearly demonstrating the power and beauty of nature.

Monsoon Season in Las Vegas - Best Season

But such beauty is dangerous. Nature boils with torrential rain and hail, flooding the streets and causing problems with the electricity at times. Residents and tourists can be caught by surprise by the swift waters of a sudden flood.

Best time for Monsoon Season in Las Vegas

Cars can hardly move through the streets as if on full-flowing rivers. At this time of year, humidity rises and the air temperature can drop. This weather can be extremely destructive and dangerous in Las Vegas, especially if you are hiking in the mountains.