Los Angeles Weather & Climate

Southern California has a temperate climate with Los Angeles weather tending to more sub-arid conditions in the city. Controlled by the Pacific Ocean along the coast, Los Angeles is situated in a coastal basin surrounded by mountain ranges in both the north and east which protect against any extreme summer or winter conditions experienced by the nearby plateau and desert regions. May to October is generally the sunniest and driest time of year when conditions are mild with less rain and humidity. In summer, daytime temperatures can reach 81F (27C) while night time temperatures lower to about 63F (17C).

Renowned for its pleasant weather year round, even Los Angeles weather in winter is quite mild. From November to May, conditions are crisp but remain sunny. In winter, daytime highs are still a reasonable 67F (19C) while night time temperatures lower to a chillier 49F (9C), however depending on how far inland you travel, climates can vary. Water temperatures are also quite pleasant year round with LA beaches such as Santa Monica, Newport Beach and Manhattan Beach generally reaching 62F (16C) in spring, 66F (18C) in summer, 68F (20C) in fall and 58F (14C) in winter.

There's really no 'bad' time to visit Los Angeles, weather is good year round. However, the months from December to April are when the most rainfall occurs, with storms and showers briefly giving way to blue skies. LA summers are perfect for going sailing, visiting the beach, dining alfresco, catching a concert under the stars and general sightseeing. It is worth noting though that the peak tourist season is from July to September and as such, prices often rise and reservations are essential.

Current Los Angeles Weather

Mist
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Los Angeles Weather Forecast

Tuesday

1am
Clear
18°
4am
Clear
26°
7am
Clear
29°
10am
Clear
27°
1pm
Clouds
20°
4pm
Clouds
13°
7pm
Clouds
11°
10pm
Clouds

Wednesday

1am
Clear
15°
4am
Clouds
24°
7am
Clouds
27°
10am
Clouds
25°
1pm
Clouds
18°
4pm
Clouds
13°
7pm
Clouds
10°
10pm
Clear

Thursday

1am
Clouds
14°
4am
Clear
23°
7am
Clear
25°
10am
Clear
25°
1pm
Clear
18°
4pm
Clouds
12°
7pm
Clouds
10pm
Clear

Friday

1am
Clear
13°
4am
Clear
21°
7am
Clear
25°
10am
Clear
23°
1pm
Clear
17°
4pm
Clear
11°
7pm
Clear
10pm
Clear

Los Angeles Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 82 87 61 26 6 2 1 7 12 32 62
Temp (°C) 14.1 14.7 15.6 16.8 18.2 20.2 22.6 23 22.3 20.1 17.2 14.6
Min Temp (°C) 9.1 9.8 10.6 11.9 13.6 15.4 17.3 17.7 17 14.8 11.8 9.5
Max Temp (°C) 19.1 19.6 20.4 21.7 22.7 25 27.9 28.4 27.7 25.3 22.7 19.7

Los Angeles Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Los Angeles Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)