Los Angeles Weather in September

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September continues the pleasant summer weather that Los Angeles, California enjoys. It's another month where you can expect plenty of sun, no rain and moderately hot temperatures.

This page gives detailed information on the typical September weather for Los Angeles. You can jump directly to data and descriptions for:

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 iconTemperature

83 °F September average high 28 °C
63 °F September average low 17 °C

In most years, Los Angeles averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 80 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit 27 to 30 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 61 and 65 °F (16 to 19 °C).

The days at Los Angeles begin to cool down during September. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 4 °F (2 °C) below what it was at the start.

19 days 80 °F maximum or above (27 °C)
7 days 60 °F minimum or below (16 °C)

Typically every day in September warms to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Los Angeles. The city averages 5 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). In some years, a temperature of 100 °F (38 °C) or more can occur briefly during September.

The thermometer drops to 70 F (21 C) or below on most nights. But September does not normally cool down to 50 °F (10 °C).

precipitation iconRain

0.2 inches total September precipitation 6 millimetres
1 day of rain

Most years, Los Angeles gets no precipitation at all in September. About one in four years receives just 0.2 inches (6 mm) or so of rain.

sunshine iconSun

79 % sunshine in September
18 days with clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Los Angeles during 79 percent of daylight hours on average in September, for a total of 293 hours in the month. Typically on 18 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in September at Los Angeles lasts for 12 hours and 21 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 12 hours and 52 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 11:51 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

humidity iconHumidity

74 % September average humidity

The relative humidity in Los Angeles during September usually peaks at 83 percent in the morning then drops to 62 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 82 83 80 65 62 67 77 80

wind iconWind

4.4 mph September wind speed average 7.1 kph

September is a little less windy than most other months in Los Angeles.

lightning cloud iconStorms

0 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in September

Los Angeles averages a September thunderstorm every two years, and a heavy rainstorm about once a decade.

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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