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The Weather in Las Vegas in October

Updated: September 12, 2023

October in Las Vegas offers mostly sunny, dry weather with warm to comfortable days and comfortable to cool nights.

As a retired meteorologist turned tour guide, I didn't expect that I would use my experience as a forecaster in my new career in tourism.

But here I am, finding myself answering more weather questions as a blogger than I ever did as a weatherman.

So, here are some frequently asked questions about the weather in DC in October.

How Hot is Vegas in October?

Being from Tampa, FL, I am used to the heat plus humidity, so I had an advantage when I visited last October, but boy it was still hot.

Daytime high temperatures tend to average 86-89 F (30-31 C) early in October, falling to 75-77 F (24-25 C) by the end of this month.

About 6 days, especially early in the month, will likely reach 32 C (90 F) or more.

The record high temperature in Las Vegas during October is 39.4 C 103 F.

Late night and early morning low temperatures will start out near 63-66 F (17-19 C) but fall quickly to 53-56 F (12-13 C) near the end of this month.

A few of the cooler mornings, especially near the end of October, can dip down near 45 F (7 C).

The record low temperature in Las Vegas during October is 26 F (-3.3 C).

Does It Rain in Vegas in October?

October in Las Vegas features about 21 sunny, 6 partly sunny, and only 4 mostly cloudy days.

The risk of a cloudy day is more likely near the end of the month.

Some rain falls on about 2 days this month, however, only 1 day will record 0.04 inches (1 mm) or more. 


The number of daylight hours continues to fall rapidly this month from 11.8 hours on the 1st to about 10.7 hours by the 31st.


The wind in Las Vegas this month is mostly light to gentle, averaging 4-12 mph (6-19 kph) but occasionally can be moderate at 13-18 mph (20-28 kph).

What to Wear in Las Vegas in October?

October is the month when summer transitions to fall weather as daytime temperatures become more comfortable and nights start to be chilly. 

Light summer attire such as shorts, sandals, skirts, T-shirts, sundresses, and tank tops will still come in handy early in the month but keep in mind there are specific dress codes for casinos, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

You will also need to pack some warmer fall attire such as long-sleeved tops, a couple of sweaters, and a light jacket for the chilly nights and cooler days near the end of the month.

Don’t forget your sunglasses and a good pair of walking shoes. 

Things to Do in Las Vegas in October

It's almost never cold in this city, and there will be plenty of sunny days to enjoy this month, so you might want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour in Las Vegas.

You can expect the usual assortment of excellent theatrical performances including magic shows, Cirque du Soleil, concerts, stand-up comedy, and much more.

The Las Vegas Raiders will also typically have at least a few home games this month, and you can expect the Golden Knights to have several games as well.

The Las Vegas Pride Festival will also be taking place this month, so if you or someone you know is LGBTQIA+, this is an excellent time to celebrate!

For even more ideas, make sure to read our post covering things to do in Las Vegas in October.

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About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: September 12th, 2023
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