How Often Does the Sun Shine in Las Vegas?

The average annual sunshine level in Las Vegas, and how the city compares to other cities in Nevada and the United States.

The average annual sunshine level in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada is 85%. That means, on average, the sun is shining 85% of the possible time it could be shining in Las Vegas on a yearly basis. The rest of the time clouds block the sun.

Sunshine levels do not vary much in Las Vegas, regardless of the months and seasons of the year. The sunniest month of the year in Las Vegas is June, when it is sunny 93% of the time, followed closely by September at 91%. The next sunniest months are May, July and August which all receive 88% sunshine, followed closely by April and October, which are both at 87%.

The least sunniest month of the year in Las Vegas is January, which averages 77% sunshine, followed closely by December which averages 78% sunshine. The next least sunniest months in Las Vegas are February and November at 81%, followed by March at 83%.

Looking at the monthly sunshine levels in Las Vegas, one can see that the city has abundant sunshine all year. Even the least sunniest month of the year, January at 77%, is very sunny. Only ten other cities in the United States average a higher sunshine level than 77%, and that is the least sunniest month in Las Vegas.

The biggest attraction in Las Vegas is the gambling, but people also love coming to the city for its warmth and abundant sunshine. It can get pretty hot in Vegas, but all the casinos and hotels keep the air cranked up high, and all the casinos and hotels have great pools to hang around and keep cool.

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How the Sunshine Level in Las Vegas Compares to Other Cities in Nevada

Nevada is a state well known for its abundant sunshine, and as you can see below, Las Vegas is the sunniest city in the state.

Las Vegas - 85%

Reno - 79%

Ely - 73%

Winnemucca - 68%

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The Sunniest Cities in the United States Includes Las Vegas

With an 85% annual average sunshine level, Las Vegas is one of the sunniest cities in the United States and the world. Here are all the cities in the United States that have annual average sunshine levels above 80%.

Yuma, Arizona - 90%

Redding, California - 88%

Las Vegas, Nevada - 85%

Phoenix, Nevada - 85%

Tucson, Arizona - 85%

El Paso, Texas - 84%

The city with lowest annual average sunshine level in the United States is Juneau, Alaska at 30%.

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Posted on Aug 25, 2011