Los Angeles Weather in May

May continues to serve up warm and dry spring weather at Los Angeles, California.

This page gives detailed information on the typical May temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms 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.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

75 °F May average high 24 °C
57 °F May average low 14 °C

In most years, Los Angeles averages a daily maximum temperature for May that's between 72 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 25 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 55 and 59 °F (13 to 15 °C).

The days at Los Angeles warm just slightly during May. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 1 °F (0.5 °C) above what it was at the start.

24 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
25 days 60 °F min. or less (16 °C)

Los Angeles averages 5 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 27 °C). Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here during May.

Only rarely does a night in May gets as cool as 50 °F (10 °C) at Los Angeles.

Rainy Weather iconRain

0.3 in total precipitation 7 mm
1 day of rain

Most years, Los Angeles gets no precipitation at all in May. About one in four years receives just 0.2 inches (5 mm) or so of rain.

Sunny Weather iconSun

66 % sunshine
11 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Los Angeles during 66 percent of daylight hours on average in May, for a total of 285 hours in the month. Typically on 11 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in May at Los Angeles lasts for 13 hours and 57 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 34 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 14:16 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

74 % May average humidity

The relative humidity in Los Angeles during May usually peaks at 83 percent in the morning then drops to 63 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 81 83 78 66 63 66 76 80

Windy Weather iconWind

5.2 mph May wind speed average8.4 kph

May is a little windier than most other months in Los Angeles.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

0 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in May

Los Angeles averages a May thunderstorm or heavy rainstorm about every five years.


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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