The three warmest cities in Nevada are Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.
In this article I’m going to share with you my ranking of the warmest places in Nevada.
I created my list by researching data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other climate data providers.
Below I’m listing the top 10 warmest places in Nevada that have the highest average yearly temperatures. Later in the article I share a table with 16 most populous cities in Nevada.
You may also want to read my article “What City Has the Best Weather in Nevada?“
Top 10 Warmest Cities in Nevada
Here are the top 10 warmest places in Nevada ranked by their daily mean temperature.
1. Las Vegas – daily mean temperature of 70.05 °F
The most populous city in Nevada, Las Vegas, is also the warmest city in the state. It’s much warmer than other bigger cities of Nevada. For example, it’s 15.1 °F warmer than Reno and 18.3 °F warmer than Carson City (the capital city of the state is one of the coldest Nevada cities). Las Vegas has mild winters with daily highs reaching about 58 °F. Its summers are some of the hottest in the state, reaching 100-105 °F in the hottest months. Extremely low humidity makes them more bearable, though. As a side fact, while Las Vegas gets very hot, it’s year round it’s not one of the hottest cities in the US.
For more information on the climate in Las Vegas, read my article on the number of sunny days in Las Vegas.
2. Henderson – daily mean temperature of 68 °F
Henderson, located about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas, is slightly cooler both in the summer and in the winter. Its winter highs are around 54 °F while summer days reach on average 100 °F in only one month (as opposed to three in Las Vegas). The small difference may be also partly caused by different climate data providers, though.
3. Boulder City – daily mean temperature of 67.25 °F
Boulder City is another city on this list located in Clark County. It’s about 11 miles southeast of Henderson and 26 miles of Las Vegas, close to Lake Mead. It’s right by the border with Arizona. Boulder City has slightly higher average daily highs in the winter than Henderson but lower average lows (nighttime temperatures).
4. Mesquite – daily mean temperature of 66.55 °F
Mesquite is about 82 miles northeast of Las Vegas, on the border with Arizona and close to the border with Utah. Mesquite is at an elevation 400 feet lower than Las Vegas. Because it’s a small town, it doesn’t have an urban heat effect that Las Vegas has. This means that it has more comfortable, cooler summer nights but also much colder winter nights (despite having warmer winter days). Mesquite has the highest daytime winter temperatures in Nevada.
5. Reno – daily mean temperature of 54.95 °F
The third most populous city in Nevada, located close to the border with California and about 40 miles from Lake Tahoe, has much cooler winters and summers than Vegas. While in the winter it doesn’t reach daytime temperatures that would be considered warm (it’s 48 °F on average), in the summer it doesn’t reach temperatures that would be considered extremely hot (it’s 94 °F in the hottest month).
6. Sparks – daily mean temperature of 53.5 °F
Sparks is located just east of Reno. I collected data from the same source (NOAA), yet there’s a noticeable difference between these two cities despite close proximity. For all purposes, I would consider them as having the same climate.
7. Yerington – daily mean temperature of 53.5 °F
Yerington is located about 72 miles southeast of Reno. It has a drier climate than Reno but receives more precipitation than Las Vegas. Still, it’s one of Nevada’s sunniest cities (though with so much sunshine year round, any place in Nevada is a good option for those who love sunny days). Yerington has roughly the same summers as Reno but slightly cooler winters.
8. Caliente – daily mean temperature of 53.45 °F
Caliente is the least populated incorporated city in Nevada. It’s located about 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas, close to the border with Utah. Like Reno, it has cool winters with average highs of about 46 °F. Summers are a little warmer than in Reno, but not as hot as the city’s name (“caliente” in Spanish means hot) would suggest (of course compared to other Nevada cities).
9. Lovelock – daily mean temperature of 52.65 °F
Lovelock is about 93 miles northeast of Reno. It has hotter summers than Reno (with daytime highs around 94-96 °F compared to 92-94 °F in Reno) and colder winters (by about two degrees). Overall, it doesn’t make it a place that offers the best weather in Nevada as the opposite would be more preferable.
10. West Wendover – daily mean temperature of 52.4 °F
West Wendover is a small city located on the border of Nevada with Utah. It’s contiguous with Wendover, Utah. It’s only 123 miles from Salt Lake City, while its distance from Las Vegas is 363 miles and 396 from Reno. Wendover has cold winters with daily highs of just 36-37 °F. If you don’t mind the cold winters, West Wendover may be an interesting option if you plan to visit or work in neighboring Utah while living in Nevada.
16 Biggest Cities in Nevada Ranked by Daily Mean Temperature
I created the table below by researching data for the most populous municipalities in Nevada. When I couldn’t find data for a given municipality, I moved on to another. While the list includes 16 cities, some of the bigger cities may be missing because there was no data for them. Please check the closest geographically city then.
|City||Average high temperature (°F)||Average low temperature (°F)||Daily mean temperature (°F)|
Check the Warmest Cities in Neighboring States
If you’re interested in learning about the warmest cities in states neighboring Nevada, check out the following articles:
- What Are the Warmest Cities in Arizona?
- What Are the Warmest Cities in California?
- What Are the Warmest Cities in Idaho?
- What Are the Warmest Cities in Oregon?
- What Are the Warmest Cities in Utah?
Also check my article on the warmest cities in the US in every state.
Frequently Asked Questions
If we define best weather as the least extreme differences between summers and winters, Reno, Sparks, or Yerington are the best options. These places have cool to mild winters and summers that aren’t as extremely hot as in Las Vegas. If you don’t mind colder weather, Ely, with the coolest summers in Nevada, may be also considered as having the best weather in the state.
By far the hottest city in Nevada is Las Vegas, with an annual daily mean temperature of 70.05 °F. Summer highs reach 105 °F while winter highs are between 57-59 °F.
The hottest part of Nevada in the summer is Mesquite close to the border with Arizona. The other hot region is Southern Nevada, with Las Vegas and neighboring cities.
Ely has the coolest summers in Nevada, with average daytime highs not going above 89-90 °F.
It’s not always hot in Nevada. In fact, hot weather lasts roughly between May/June until September. The rest of the year is warm or mild.
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