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Las Vegas Weather in May, USA

Las Vegas Averages May

LAS VEGAS AVERAGES FOR MAY

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    25°C
    77°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    31°C
    88°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    16°C
    61°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    26°C
    80°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    23°C
    75°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    13 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    3 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    5.08 mm

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Las Vegas Daily Averages May

DAILY AVERAGES FOR MAY

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1 Avg 23º 73º
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2 Avg 24º 75º
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3 Avg 25º 77º
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4 Avg 24º 75º
5 Avg 21º 70º
6 Avg 20º 68º
7 Avg 20º 68º
8 Avg 21º 70º
9 Avg 23º 73º
10 Avg 24º 75º
11 Avg 26º 79º
12 Avg 26º 79º
13 Avg 26º 79º
14 Avg 24º 75º
15 Avg 25º 77º
16 Avg 25º 77º
17 Avg 23º 73º
18 Avg 23º 73º
19 Avg 24º 75º
20 Avg 25º 77º
21 Avg 26º 79º
22 Avg 25º 77º
23 Avg 25º 77º
24 Avg 25º 77º
25 Avg 26º 79º
26 Avg 27º 81º
27 Avg 27º 81º
28 Avg 27º 81º
29 Avg 28º 82º
30 Avg 29º 84º
31 Avg 29º 84º
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May Weather Averages

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What's the Weather like in Las Vegas in May

Temperatures

May is a very pleasant time to visit Las VegasUSA, when there is loads of sunshine and the temperatures are warm. Throughout the month, the average temperature is 25°C (made up of highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C), compared to June, which has an average temperature of around 30°C.

Although it only occurs on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 39°C and drop below 12°C during May in Las Vegas. The highest temperature ever registered in Las Vegas in May is 43°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month is 8°C.

With average temperatures as warm as these, May is one of the best times of the year to visit Las Vegas. The pleasant temperatures and sunshine mean that you can spend plenty of time outdoors, but if the heat proves to be a bit too much for you, you can seek shade inside the city's many casinos and show venues.

When you pack for your holiday, make sure you take plenty of light and airy clothing in order to keep you cool when exploring the local area.

Rainfall

The probability of rainfall occurring on any given day in Las Vegas in May falls as the month develops. You'll be most likely to experience precipitation on May 1st, when it falls on an average of 6% of days. This figure drops down to 5% by May 11th before plummeting down to 3% by May 24th.

The most common forms of rainfall you can expect to see during your holiday in the city this month are light rain, thunderstorms and moderate rain. Across May, Las Vegas receives an average of 6mm/0 inches of rainfall which is spread out between two rainy days.

Average Sunshine Hours

Throughout the month, the city enjoys an average of 13 hours of sunshine each day. When combined with median cloud coverage of 0%, this means you'll have plenty of chances to soak up some rays by your hotel's swimming pool.

Humidity

Since it's situated in the desert, Las Vegas stays very dry all-year-round. In May, the relative humidity for the city typically falls between 11% (very dry) and 34% (comfortable), very rarely falling below 5% (very dry) or rising above 50% (comfortable).

The air is most often at its driest around May 12th, when the average relative humidity falls below 15% (very dry) three days out of every four, whilst the air is usually at its most humid around May 1st, when it rises above 24% (dry) three days out of every four.

Wind

Throughout a normal May, usual wind speeds fluctuate between 0 m/s (calm) and 8 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around May 2nd, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around May 22nd, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s.

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Las Vegas Hotels in May

Encore at Wynn

Encore at Wynn is a great place to stay if you can afford a top-end hotel. Here you'll find accommodation available at the Encore Resort and Encore Tower Suites, which feature resort, panoramic, king, parlour and salon suites, as well as two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplexes, providing something for all group sizes.

There is a wealth of things to see and do within the hotel's grounds, with ten gourmet restaurants, eight casual eateries and six bars available onsite, in addition to three different shows, five nightclubs and one casino.

Delano Las Vegas

For another luxury hotel, check out Delano Las Vegas. This boutique hotel provides accommodation in the form of queen and king suites and strip views, panoramic suites, penthouse superior suites and even dog-friendly suites, all of which are decorated with a stylish colour palette of whites and neutrals.

There are two restaurants available onsite, three bars/cafes, swimming pool, gym and spa which features 12 treatment rooms, steam rooms and saunas.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Red Rock Summerlin Hotel

For something a lot more budget-friendly, consider staying at La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Red Rock Summerlin Hotel. Located on the west side of Las Vegas alley in an upscale area, this non-smoking hotel provides accommodation in the form of queen and king suites, studios and accessible rooms, each of which comes with free WiFi access.

The onsite amenities and services include fitness room, swimming pool and complimentary breakfast, with shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas just a short drive away.

Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations

Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations is perfect for holidaymakers who want to be in the centre of all the action. Located just off the Las Vegas strip behind Planet Hollywood, this hotel provides guests with a choice of king studios, junior, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites, and accessible rooms, providing something for everyone.

There is a lobby bar, oasis bar and grill and Starbucks located onsite which serve a selection of drinks and snacks, with many more cafes, bars and restaurants options available in the immediate area.

Bars and Restaurants

Roy's

When it comes to top quality food in Las Vegas, it's tough to beat Roy's. Located on Flamingo Road and open throughout the week, this restaurant serves an eclectic range of international dishes, ranging from Hawaiian and Japanese starters to American and Thai main courses. Although there are no desserts available, there is a huge selection of wines and speciality cocktails.

Rollin' Smoke Barbeque

Carnivores won't want to miss out on the chance to dine at Rollin' Smoke Barbeque. Open from Monday-Thursday from 10am until 8pm and Friday-Saturday from 10am to 1.30am, this restaurant prides itself on rubbing all its own meat with its speciality dry rub. The menu features hearty meat-based sandwiches, burgers, ribs, platters and sampler dishes all of which are cooked freshly on the barbecue.

Champagnes Café

For a stylish vintage bar, you can't beat Champagnes Café. Located on Maryland Parkway and open 24/7, this bar is decorated with velvet wallpaper and a distinctive shrine made up of a martini glass, coffee cup and cigarette in honour of the former manager making it a very unique bar indeed! The music played mirrors the vintage décor, with Frank and Dino regularly playing on the jukebox. 

Peppermill's Fireside Lounge

Peppermill's Fireside Lounge is one of the most incredible bars in Las Vegas. Known for its distinct seating arrangement, which sees plush sofas spread around indoor fire pits, and beautiful waitresses which are dressed in flamboyant outfits. The lengthy drinks menu is made up of around 56 cocktails, plus a selection of premium wines which are served by the glass. 

Things to do in Las Vegas in May

Dream Riding

Sports car enthusiasts won't want to pass up the chance to visit Dream Racing. Located on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this speed racing company gives you the chance to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Mercedes or Corvette and race around the specially-designed track for 5-40 laps.

There is a huge selection of packages available, each of which features a different high-speed car and a different number of laps, providing something for all budgets and motor preferences. You can book your experience in advance online, but reservations aren't obligatory.

Mike Hammer Comedy Show

If you're up for a laugh, consider stopping by the Mike Hammer Comedy Show. This show takes place five nights each week at the Canyon Club inside the Four Queens Hotel & Casino, between Tuesday and Saturday at 7pm. Part magician and part comedian Mike Hammer wows audiences in his 70 minute show with razor blade swallowing, mind-reading and fantastic jokes.

The Mike Hammer Comedy Show is an extremely interactive show, so if you don't want to be picked on, you're best off sitting at the back.

Bellagio Botanical Garden

When it comes for something to do during the daytime in Las Vegas, consider stopping by the Bellagio Botanical Garden. Located inside the Bellagio hotel, this botanical garden is open 24-hours-a-day and displays a wide range of flowers and plants which have been collected from all over the world.

Each day between 10.30am and 11.30am, Mr & Mrs Green Thumb answer questions and give gardening tips in the conservatory, whilst live music performances take place daily between 5pm and 6pm in the south garden.

Lake Mead

May in Las Vegas signals the beginning of summer and celebrations really kick off around Memorial Day weekend as visitors flock to the city for fun and festivities. If you're looking for something to do away from the main strip, then it's a great idea to head to the shores of nearby Lake Mead, which is famous for its watersports facilities, boating and sunbathing. 

Grand Canyon National Park

Hire a car and head over the border into Arizona to the Grand Canyon National Park if you're thinking of making a day trip during your visit to Las Vegas. Easily one of the most famous geographical sites in the world, the Grand Canyon never fails to amaze tourists with its scale and overwhelming natural beauty.

May makes an excellent time to visit the park, since the temperatures are warm without being as overbearingly hot as some of the summer months, not to mention the fewer crowds you'll encounter. 

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