Las Vegas: November Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||51 %|
|Rainfall days||2 days|
|Chance of Rain||6 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||13 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||12 %|
Averages for Las Vegas in November
November is quite a cold time to visit Las Vegas, USA, when the autumn season is transitioning into winter. At the start of the month, the average temperature is around 17°C (created by highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C) which falls down to 15°C (highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C) by November 11th, 12.5°C (highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C) by November 21st and 10°C (highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C) by November 30th.
Although it only happens once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes exceed 27°C or fall below 2°C in Las Vegas in November. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the city during this time month is -4°C, whilst the hottest temperature ever registered at this time of year is 29°C.
These cold average temperatures make November only suitable for travellers who plan on spending a lot of their time indoors during their holiday in Vegas playing the slots in the casinos or watching the shows at the theatres. Alternatively, the weather in November might also be apt for those who prefer cool temperatures for sightseeing and outdoor activities such as walking and golf.
If you plan on visiting Las Vegas during this month, make sure you pack plenty of warm clothing, such as jeans, jumpers and jackets, to ensure you stay comfortable. If average temperatures between 17°C and 10°C are a bit too low for you, consider visiting during the warmer end-of-summer months, like August and September.
The probability of rainfall making an appearance in Las Vegas during November slightly increases as the month develops. The likelihood of precipitation occurring on an average day starts off at 7% on November 4th and rises up to a height of 9% by November 29th. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see during your holiday are light rain, moderate rain and thunderstorms. Across the entire month, the city only receives 9mm/0 inches of rainfall, spread out between two rainy days.
Throughout November, Las Vegas enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine each day and median cloud coverage of 0%. This means that you can expect plenty of clear blue skies and sunshine during your holiday, although it might be a bit too cold to do any sunbathing.
Thanks to its desert location, Las Vegas stays almost entirely dry throughout the year. During November, the relative humidity for the city falls between 20% (dry) and 53% (mildly humid), almost never falling below 11% (very dry) or rising above 76% (humid). The air is most often at its driest around November 1st, when the relative humidity falls below 24% (dry) three days out of every four, whilst the air is usually at its most humid around November 30th, when it rises above 42% (comfortable) three days out of every four.
Across the month, normal wind speeds in Las Vegas fluctuate between 0 m/s (calm) and 5 m/s (moderate breeze), hardly ever going above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) occurs around November 4th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s (moderate breeze). The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s happens around November 26th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s.
Night time view of the Eiffel Tower replica in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by O Palsson
Things to do
Elton John – the Million Dollar Piano is one of the most popular music concerts in Las Vegas, so make sure you book your ticket well in advance. Held at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, this performance sees Elton John take to the stage to play on the iconic Colosseum piano – but don’t worry if you can’t see him from where your seat is – his image is portrayed on 68 differed LED video screens, too. Elton plays all his classic songs, including Tiny Dancer and Rocket Man, as well as Crocodile Rock, which audiences are encouraged to sing along with.
Rated the “best male stand-up comedian” by critics, Carrot Top is a must-see for comedy lovers in Vegas. His shows are held at the Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from Wednesday to Sunday at 8.30pm and are known for their intense use of wacky props and crazy inventions which take a main role in the show. You can select a show-only ticket or dinner + show ticket package. The theatre is fairly small, so you’re sure of a good seat and the comedian regularly updates his props, so even if you’ve seen him before, he’s worth seeing again.
For an all-round show, you can’t beat Terry Fator: the Voice of Entertainment. The winner of America’s Got Talent plays at the Mirage hotel Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm and combines singing, comedy and celebrity impressions to create a show everyone will love. Puppets and ventriloquism play a major part in the show, but his skills are so amazing that even stubborn ventriloquist haters will find themselves warming to him. Some of his most popular acts include Winston – the impersonating turtle, Monty Carlo – the lounge singer and Emma Taylor – the little girl with the big voice.
If cabaret is your thing, make sure you see Vegas! The Show during your holiday in the city. Performances take place at 7pm and 9pm at the Saxe Theatre and the V Theatre and see a group of more than 40 singers, showgirls, live band orchestra and the very best acts that made Vegas the success it is today perform in front of stunned audiences. The aim of the show is to bring the old Las Vegas back to life in a grand fashion, with everything you know about the city (and some things you’ve probably never even heard about) being included. Show-only, upgrade souvenir drink, show + dinner and Vegas nightclub pass tickets are available.
Gondola ride along a canal inside the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada taken by Moyan
Eating and drinking out
For cheap eats, you can’t beat Mr. Mamas. Open every day from 6am until 3pm Monday-Friday and from 7am until 2pm Saturday-Sunday, this restaurant specialises in American breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. The breakfast menu features French toast, waffles, pancakes, bacon, sausages and eggs, whilst the lunch menu offers salads, burgers and steaks. Prices are cheap and portions are generous, making it great for hungry diners on a budget.
Off the Strip Bistro & Bar is perfect for an affordable gourmet experience. Situated in the shopping centre on the southeast corner of Southern Highlands, this restaurant serves a variety of American and Italian dishes, ranging from cut-to-order steaks and slow-roasted ribs to grilled veggie platters and chicken parmesan. There is also a great selection of desserts – the cheesecake is said to be legendary.
If you’re feeling homesick, pop into the Griffin. Decorated with a British theme in mind, this bar is located on E Fremont Street and is open 5pm-3am Monday to Friday, 7pm-3am on Saturday and 8pm-3am on Sunday. The lack of windows and Medieval décor give the bar a romantic feel, heightened by candles and fireplaces. The music is played from a jukebox and, fitting in with the UK theme, offers loads of classic British rock bands.
Alternatively, if you’d like to experience a bit of Germany during your holiday in Las Vegas, pop into the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Situated just across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, this bar is open Sunday-Thursday from 11am to 11pm and Friday-Saturday from 11am to midnight. The place is decorated like a traditional German beer hall, with long wooden tables and benches full of international travellers sipping on authentic German beer. Bavarian music is pumped through the bar and there is a German snack menu available with pretzels and sausages.
Lights on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada taken by Irene
Where to stay
When it comes to mid-range hotels in Las Vegas, Staybridge Suites Las Vegas is a top pick. Located just ½ a mile away from the Las Vegas strip, this hotel is perfect for exploring the strip, Freemont Street, the Hoover Dam and all the shopping, eating, drink and entertainment opportunities offered within. Accommodation is provided in the form of studios, suites and executive suites, each of which includes satellite TV and free WiFi access. There’s a free breakfast each morning, fitness centre, swimming pool and barbecue facilities available onsite.
La Quinta Inn Las Vegas Nellis is another popular choice for budget-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. Situated in North Las Vegas, 15 minutes away from the strip, this hotel is close enough to enjoy all the action, whilst also being far enough away to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Guests have access to free WiFi access and 42” TVs in their rooms, as well as free breakfast, parking, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Pets are also permitted to stay within the hotel for free. Although there are no lunch or dinner options available within the hotel, there are many restaurants just a short drive away.
If you want to be in the heart of it all, consider staying at Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Las Vegas Strip. Located just a stone’s throw away from the strip’s restaurants, bars, casinos and show venues, this hotel offers guests standard rooms, suites and accessible rooms, each of which includes free WiFi access and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a wealth of onsite services and facilities, including fitness room, swimming pool, mini market, deli, bar/restaurant and spa which offers individual and couple’s treatments.
Tahiti Village Resort is ideal for holidaymakers searching for a family-friendly resort. Spread over 27 acres, this Hawaiian-themed resort is less than three miles from the heart of the Vegas strip and features huge swimming pool, lazy river, shopping mall, fitness centre, bar and restaurant, all of which are decorated with palm trees and exotic flowers. There are 876 suites divided between three towers and you can choose between Royal Tahitian, Bora Bora and Moorea suites, each of which are also decorated according to the Hawaiian theme.
November events in Las Vegas
America the Beautiful Music Festival
14th November 2015 to 15th November 2015
Early in November on Veterans' Day Weekend, the Clark County Amphitheatre hosts a music festival to benefit Veterans Helping Veterans, featuring live bands, crafts and food vendors, games, face painting, glass blowing, and more.
Rock n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon
13th November 2015 to 15th November 2015
Thousands of runners gather to run along the famous Las Vegas Strip at night! This three-day event is full of parties and banquets for non-participants before, during and after the event.