Las Vegas Weather in December

December's weather is the coolest of the year for Las Vegas, Nevada. But that only means a few nights of frost and daytime temperatures in the 50s Fahrenheit (over 10 °C).

This page gives detailed information on the typical December weather for Las Vegas.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the McCarran International Airport, located near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

57 °F December average high 14 °C
39 °F December average low 4 °C

In most years, Las Vegas averages a daily maximum temperature for December that's between 54 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit (12 to 15 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 36 and 41 °F (2 to 5 °C).

December is the coldest month overall for Las Vegas and the 21st is its chilliest day. That date has a daily high averaging 55.7 °F (13.2 °C) and low of 38.0 °F (3.3 °C).

26 days 50 °F max. or more (10 °C)
19 days 40 °F min. or less (4 °C)

Every December day warms to over 40 °F (4 °C) in Las Vegas. The city averages 10 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 60s °F (over 15 °C). Temperatures above 70 °F (21 °C) occur during December once every few years.

December brings the first frosts of winter to Las Vegas. At night, the thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or below on an average of 3 days. December does get a night as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C) about once a decade.

Rainy Weather iconRain

0.5 in total precipitation 13 mm
3 days of rain

Most years, Las Vegas gets less than 0.9 inches (23 mm) of rain in December. Every three or four years, the city receives no rain or snow at all this month. About once a decade, it snows in December.

Sunny Weather iconSun

78 % sunshine
15 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Las Vegas during 78 percent of daylight hours on average in December, for a total of 236 hours in the month. Typically on 15 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in December at Las Vegas lasts for 9 hours and 44 minutes a day on average. The shortest days of the year, from around December 17th to 24th, last 9 hours and 42 minutes from sunrise to sunset.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

45 % December average humidity

The relative humidity in Las Vegas during December usually peaks at 57 percent in the morning then drops to 32 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 52 55 57 40 32 32 44 49

Windy Weather iconWind

7.3 mph December wind speed average 11.7 kph

December has the calmest wind on average for Las Vegas.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day rainfall of 0.1 inches (2.5 mm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in December

About once a decade, Las Vegas receives over an inch (25 mm) of rain in one day during December.

Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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