This report describes the typical weather at the North Las Vegas Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada, United States) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Las Vegas, Nevada has a hot desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (94%) and built-up areas (4%).
The month of June is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 93°F to 103°F over the course of the month, exceeding 108°F or dropping below 82°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1 with 14:28 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 15 with 14:38 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:22am on June 14; the latest sunset is at 8:03pm on June 26; the latest sunrise is at 5:27am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 7:53pm on June 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in June, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 0% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On June 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 91% of the time, partly cloudy 2% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 3% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around June 30, occurring in 9% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 1, occurring in 4% of days.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 49% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 30, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 29, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 10% (very dry) to 30% (dry) over the course of a typical June, dropping as low as 4% (very dry) and rarely exceeding 43% (comfortable).
The air is driest around June 13, at which time the relative humidity drops below 14% (very dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 2, rising above 22% (dry) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical June, the dew point typically varies from 23°F (dry) to 45°F (dry) and is rarely below 9°F (dry) or above 59°F (comfortable).
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 18 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).