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 temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storm averages for Los Angeles.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm|
|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.
|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.
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.