Las Vegas Weather in January
January can bring some cool weather to Las Vegas, Nevada. The city usually gets frost on a few nights. But the midst of winter here doesn't mean cold and snow. Most days and nights this month remain well above freezing and snow is not at all expected.
This page gives detailed information on the typical January 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.
|58 °F||January average high||14 °C|
|39 °F||January average low||4 °C|
In most years, Las Vegas averages a daily maximum temperature for January that's between 55 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 16 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 37 and 42 °F (3 to 6 °C).
The days at Las Vegas warm slightly during January. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 3 °F (1.5 °C) above what it was at the start.
|13 days||60 °F max. or more (16 °C)|
|17 days||40 °F min. or less (4 °C)|
Nearly every day in January warms to over 50 °F (10 °C) in Las Vegas. The city averages 1 day this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). Temperatures above 80 °F (27 °C) are not expected here during January.
Las Vegas can get frost in January. On average, the thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or below for 3 nights this month. But January does not normally get as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).
|0.5 in||total precipitation||14 mm|
|3 days||of rain|
Most years, Las Vegas gets less than 0.7 inches (17 mm) of rain in January. About once every four years, the city receives no rain at all this month. None of the precipitation normally falls as snow.
|14 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Las Vegas during 77 percent of daylight hours on average in January, for a total of 239 hours in the month. Typically on 14 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in January at Las Vegas lasts for 10 hours and 2 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 9 hours and 45 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 10:24 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|45 %||January average humidity|
The relative humidity in Las Vegas during January usually peaks at 58 percent in the morning then drops to 31 percent around mid afternoon. January is the city's most humid month.
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|7.3 mph||January wind speed average||11.7 kph|
January's average wind speed is one of the lowest for the year in Las Vegas.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.1 inches (2.5 mm) or more|
|0 days||with thunderstorms in January|
Once every few years, Las Vegas can get up to an inch (25 mm) of rain in one day during January.
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.