Regardless of where you are relocating to Las Vegas from, chances are that you are moving from a climate that is unlike the arid desert. It is much like you expect, both harsh and pleasant. The Mojave Desert offers a beautifully scenic landscape with the mountains surrounding the Las Vegas Valley, and protects us from many natural disasters.
Las Vegas Climate
Southern Nevada is most pleasant to live in during the winter, spring and autumn seasons. Winters, both mild and pleasant with average temperatures around the 60’s and mostly clear skies. Snow is unlikely, but may accumulate at higher elevations around the rim of the valley. Both spring and autumn are typically considered ideal with the exception of the occasional winds blowing through the valley, or the sometimes sharp temperature swings. During the hottest part of the year July and August, you will see temperatures climb into the 100’s, but the low humidity makes this a temperature most don’t have issues acclimating to.
Living in the Desert
Staying hydrated in the arid desert will ensure that you and the other members of your family is safe from desert heat. Also it is wise to be aware of sun exposure which can lead to sunburn and in some cases even heat stroke. Making sure to keep a sun shade or umbrella if you are going to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time will help keep you safe. Most importantly you should always apply sunscreen and reapply throughout extended exposure periods to lessen the risk of sun related cancers.
Special Care for Children
Children are more susceptible to sun exposure than adults, so stay particularly attentive to their needs. Make sure they drink plenty of water, cover up whenever possible, and apply sunscreen. Protecting as much skin as possible and ensuring they drink plenty of water will lessen their risks of sunstroke, dehydration and skin cancers.