Los Angeles Weather Averages

Los Angeles offers one of the most comfortable climates in the United States. Year round, the coastal California city enjoys pleasant temperatures, abundant sunshine, little rain and few storms.

This page gives detailed information on the annual weather averages for Los Angeles.

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The temperature, rainfall, sunshine and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown Los Angeles near Union Station. The humidity and thunderstorm measurements are averages at the Los Angeles International Airport, located southwest of the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

75 °F annual average high 24 °C
56 °F annual average low 13 °C

Los Angeles's coldest days of the year usually occur in mid December when the daily maximum temperature averages 67 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) and the minimum averages 47 °F (8 °C).

The year's hottest days are normally in late August. The average temperature peaks then with daily highs of 85 °F (29 °C) and nighttime lows of 64 °F (18 °C).

113 days 80 °F max. or more (27 °C)
249 days 60 °F min. or less (16 °C)

Every day in Los Angeles normally warms to over 50 °F (10 °C), and most reach 60 °F (16 °C). Los Angeles averages 21 days a year when the thermometer climbs into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). Some years also have a day or two of 100-degree weather (over 38 °C).

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 5 nights a year. Los Angeles doesn't usually get cold enough for frost.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

14.9 in total precipitation 379 mm
36 days of rain or snowfall

February is usually the wettest month of the year in Los Angeles, while July is the driest. It normally does not snow in Los Angeles.

Sunny Weather iconSun

73 % sunshine
186 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Los Angeles during 73 percent of daylight hours on average year round, for a total of 3246 hours annually. Typically on 186 days a year the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in Los Angeles averages 12 hours and 10 minutes a day. The shortest days of the year in mid December have 9 hours and 53 minutes of daylight. The year's longest days in mid June last 14:26 from sunrise to sunset.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

71 % average humidity

The annual average for relative humidity in Los Angeles ranges throughout the day from 79 percent at 4:00 am to 59 percent at 1:00 pm.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 78 79 75 61 59 64 74 76

Windy Weather iconWind

4.9 mph wind speed average 7.9 kph

February and March are usually the windiest months for Los Angeles, while the wind is calmest during August.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

4 days precipitation of 1 inch (25 mm) or more
5 days with thunderstorms a year

Thunderstorms can appear over Los Angeles any month of the year, but are most likely to occur during March.

Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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