Next Sunday, the Super Bowl, i.e. the final of the US American professional football league NFL, will take place near Las Vegas. The weather conditions for this 58th edition of the biggest sporting event in the United States are very good. However, this has not always been the case in the past...
This Sunday at 3:30 pm local time (0:30 am Central European Time on Monday night), the biggest sporting event in the USA, the Super Bowl, will take place near Las Vegas. This is the 58th final of the US American professional football league (NFL), the first of which was held in 1967. The final will be contested by the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs won the title in 2020 and 2023 and reached the final in 2021. The San Francisco 49ers' last title dates back to 1995.
The broadcast is the highest-rated television event in the United States. More than 115 million viewers are expected to watch the Super Bowl on TV, while the NFL expects over one billion viewers worldwide. The half-time show is legendary. Being allowed to perform is a great honor for the music stars. This year, R&B singer Usher is providing the show.
Very good weather in sight for the final
The Super Bowl is being held at the Allegiant Stadium for the first time this year. The arena was only opened in January 2020 and has 65,000 seats. The weather doesn't play such a big role as the roof can be closed. Nevertheless, let's take a brief look at the expected weather conditions. After a cool and partly wet week, the forecast for Las Vegas calls for dry and mostly sunny weather next Sunday under the influence of high pressure, but with temperatures that are well below average for Las Vegas for the time of year at around 11 degrees (for location forecasts on our homepage, enter the location at the top center and then click on the corresponding day, in our case Sunday, see Fig. 1).
Fig. 1: Weather for Las Vegas next Sunday; Source: MeteoNews
The wind is only weak and therefore does not play a role. The weather could hardly be better.
Weather extremes at past Super Bowls
In the past, the weather conditions at the Super Bowl have not always been so good. The warmest final was on January 14, 1973 in Los Angeles with a temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just under 29 degrees. The coldest game took place in New Orleans in 1972, with a daily high temperature of only around 6 degrees. South Florida hosted the wettest Super Bowl 17 years ago, with around 25 mm of rain falling on Super Bowl Sunday. The windiest Super Bowl took place on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California, with wind gusts of around 50 km/h being recorded. There has never been snow at the finals.
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