Lake Mead Water Temperature

Lake Mead is United States’ largest man-made reservoir on the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas. It was created in 1935 and excellent weather is one of the key reasons why numerous visitors are attracted to the Lake throughout the year.

People, especially from the states hit by icy winter come here to enjoy the sun. Lake Mead offers picturesque panorama with stunning backdrop for various landforms such as deep canyons, sheer cliffs, dry washes, mountain ranges, rock formations and diverse vegetation.

Lake Mead is a town close to Lake Mead. August is the month with the highest water temperature at 90.1°F / 32.3°C.
The coldest month is January with an average water temperature of 50.4°F / 10.2°C.
January is the driest at 0in / 0mm and January the wettest month with 0in / 0mm.
With an average air temperature of 95.7°F / 35.4°C, July is the warmest month in a year. December is the coldest with 49.3°F / 9.6°C average air temperature.
The Climate is described as hot desert climate. Best time to Visit would be in May, September, June, July, August.

Lake Mead Summary

Description Value
Warmest Month Water Temperature: August with 90.1°F / 32.3°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: January with 50.4°F / 10.2°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: July with 95.7°F / 35.4°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: December with 49.3°F / 9.6°C
Wettest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Driest Month: January with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity December with 54.3%
Lowest Humidity June with 14.2%
Best Time to Visit: May, September, June, July, August
Climate Classification hot desert climate

Lake Mead water temperature by month

Lake Mead water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

51.1 50.4 50.2

February

52.3 51.1 50.2

March

59.7 55.2 51.8

April

67.8 62.6 58.1

May

78.6 71.4 65.5

June

87.8 79.9 74.8

July

92.3 87.1 82.8

August

91.4 87.3 83.8

September

89.2 83.1 78.1

October

82 74.1 68.2

November

70.3 64 58.1

December

59 54.5 51.1

Lake Mead water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

10.6 10.2 10.1

February

11.3 10.6 10.1

March

15.4 12.9 11

April

19.9 17 14.5

May

25.9 21.9 18.6

June

31 26.6 23.8

July

33.5 30.6 28.2

August

33 30.7 28.8

September

31.8 28.4 25.6

October

27.8 23.4 20.1

November

21.3 17.8 14.5

December

15 12.5 10.6


August is the month with the warmest water temperature at 90.1°F / 32.3°C. The month with the coldest is January with an average water temperature of 50.4°F / 10.2°C.

Lake Mead is a very popular excursion taken from Las Vegas. The Lake Mead Visitor Cente located 4 miles from Boulder City offers information on the services and activities. Entrance fee for the Recreation Area is $10 for a vehicle that includes all passengers.

You have to pay $5 per head for biking, walking or motorcycling. Yearly passes can be bought for $30. During summers Lake Mead water temperature is around 110 degree F. and thoroughly enjoyed by water skiers and sunbathers.

With numerous wrecks, cliffs, underwater mountains, caverns and walls Lake Mead offers amazing diving and snorkelling opportunities for beginner to experienced.

Typically the region has below five inches of rainfall annually and Lake Mead water temperatures range from 45 – 85 degrees F. The desert climate offers fishing all through the year even during the winter. Favourite activities include boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Picnic areas, fire grills, water and restrooms are dotted around the area.


Lake Mead weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 22
Clear Sky
96 °F
69°F
36 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
15%
Sep. 23
Few clouds
94 °F
71°F
35 °C
22°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
19%
Sep. 24
Few clouds
94 °F
69°F
34 °C
21°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
21%
Sep. 25
Few clouds
97 °F
73°F
36 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
13%
Sep. 26
Clear Sky
99 °F
75°F
37 °C
24°C
2mph (4km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
17%
Sep. 27
Scattered clouds
97 °F
76°F
36 °C
24°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
16%
Sep. 28
Broken clouds
92 °F
76°F
34 °C
24°C
3mph (5km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
14%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 29
Few clouds
83 °F
71°F
28 °C
22°C
2mph (4km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
16%
Sep. 30
Clear Sky
86 °F
64°F
30 °C
18°C
2mph (3km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
18%
Oct. 01
Few clouds
86 °F
65°F
30 °C
18°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
17%
Oct. 02
Broken clouds
88 °F
68°F
31 °C
20°C
1mph (1km/h)
northeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
12%
Oct. 03
Few clouds
88 °F
71°F
31 °C
22°C
1mph (2km/h)
east
0in (0mm)
0 %
23%
Oct. 04
Few clouds
86 °F
76°F
30 °C
25°C
1mph (2km/h)
east-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
28%
Oct. 05
Scattered clouds
91 °F
73°F
33 °C
23°C
1mph (1km/h)
southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
26%
Oct. 06
Few clouds
92 °F
73°F
33 °C
23°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
21%
Oct. 07
Clear Sky
92 °F
79°F
33 °C
26°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
17%

Lake Mead weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

62.2 50 39 0 0 49.4%

February

65.7 53.4 43 0 0 42.5%

March

78.6 61.5 47.5 0 0 31.6%

April

87.6 69.6 56.1 0 0 21.7%

May

95.9 79.5 62.2 0 0 17.7%

June

107.1 90.5 74.1 0 0 14.2%

July

107.4 95.7 83.3 0 0 20.7%

August

105.4 93.6 81.5 0 0 24.4%

September

101.3 86.7 72.7 0 0 26.3%

October

91.8 73 59.2 0 0 34.7%

November

75.4 59.9 46.4 0 0 43.6%

December

60.8 49.3 39.2 0 0 54.3%

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

16.8 10 3.9 0 0 49.4%

February

18.7 11.9 6.1 0 0 42.5%

March

25.9 16.4 8.6 0 0 31.6%

April

30.9 20.9 13.4 0 0 21.7%

May

35.5 26.4 16.8 0 0 17.7%

June

41.7 32.5 23.4 0 0 14.2%

July

41.9 35.4 28.5 0 0 20.7%

August

40.8 34.2 27.5 0 0 24.4%

September

38.5 30.4 22.6 0 0 26.3%

October

33.2 22.8 15.1 0 0 34.7%

November

24.1 15.5 8 0 0 43.6%

December

16 9.6 4 0 0 54.3%
The hottest avg. temperature is around 95.7°F / 35.4°C, July is the month with the highest temperature. December is the coolest with 49.3°F / 9.6°C average temperature. January is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and January with the maximum precipitation in a year with 0in / 0mm.
Check the forecast before starting the trip and carry a jacket even during the hot months, especially if you are planning to dive. It is important to bring along a hat and sunscreen to stay protected. Lake Mead is among the favorite destinations with all kinds of outdoor water activities imaginable in lake in the heart of a desert.

Activities & POI in Lake Mead

Type of Activity List
Attraction Liberty Bell Arch, Hoover Dam, Bowl of Fire, Cottonwood Spring, Hoover Dam Visitor Center
Picture Copyright:  Brian Whitmarsh Flickr CC 2.0
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