The Lurue Desert has hot days with cool nights. The desert is hottest in the center and southwest. More rainfall can be had on the deserts northwestern side and northern portions. Cooler winds prevail to the west, north, and east.
The Lurue Desert is mostly barren except for some shurbery and cactus plants scattered throughout the landscape. It is a low lying desert and is flanked by water on almost all sides in some locations. A more hilly and rugged landscape is to the south, while a more flat landscape is to the north. Savannah grasslands transition into Skyholm.