How to Stay Cool in the Las Vegas Heat This Independence Day

It’s going to be a scorcher this Fourth of July in Sin City. Here’s how to stay cool and safe during the Las Vegas heat wave.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could reach as high as 114 degrees on Thursday, July 4. More than that, the heat wave could bring even higher temperatures to Las Vegas over the weekend, with a predicted 118-degree high on Sunday, July 7.

As such, the NWS has issued an excessive heat warning. Luckily, Clark County has opened a variety of cooling centers around the Las Vegas valley to help residents beat the heat.

The cooling centers will be open starting Wednesday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 10 — though most of them will be closed on Independence Day.

At least two locations will be open on the Fourth of July, however. Those locations are the Salvation Army at 35 West Owens Avenue in Las Vegas, and the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center at 314 Foremaster Lane in Las Vegas.

If you need help beating the heat, also keep in mind a few expert tips.

  • Keep to the shade: Temperature readings are taken in the shade at Harry Reid International Airport. So, Las Vegas heat may feel much hotter than the listed temperature if you’re in direct sunlight.
  • Limit daytime activities: You may want to only venture out in the cooler parts of the day, such as in the morning or later in the evening.
  • Wear cool, comfortable clothing: Try to avoid dark colors. Lightweight and loose garments that cover the entire body are best.
  • Stay hydrated: You can become dehydrated very quickly in this kind of Las Vegas heat, especially when outdoors or doing physical activity. Make sure to drink up!

Need help for ideas to beat the heat? Check out the VegasNews guide to the best pool party spots in Las Vegas. Need Fourth of July festivity ideas? We have a guide for that, too.

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