Weather and climate at Burning Man

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Weather and climate at Burning Man

Festival: 

While it is unique where Burning Man is set, the weather and climate of the festival have their own personalities, we recommend bearing in mind the following facts:

  • Daytime temperatures can reach and pass 100F/37C with humidity changing from low to high.
  • Make sure you have enough sun tan lotion and lipbalm and other beauty products should contain SPF for sun protection.
  • Even if it's not a really hot day, you must wear suntan lotion, as the 4,000 feet height above sea level means you are at risk of higher sun exposure
  • Don't be surprised if you feel a bit odd on the first day of the festival, as it can take anyone not used to it a day or so to get used to climate.
  • Always have water on you and drink it regularly.
  • Dehydration can cause all kinds of problems so if using alcohol and other substances, be sure to increase your water intake.
  • In the event of illness, bare in mind Medical staff are always available.
  • Don't forget to bring a shade structure for your plot.
  • Remember to bring warm clothes to camp in, as the day time can be hot but the nighttime can be very cold.
  • The playa can experience sudden fierce storm bouts so be sure everything is secure and safe.
  • Be sure to bring a battery powered radio and tune into BMIR 94.5 FM for updates
  • In the event of rain, remain where you are, don't drive and carry your bike if you have one.