Los Angeles Weather in October

The weather at Los Angeles, California remains warm, dry and sunny during October. There's only a slight decrease in temperature and increase in rainfall from the previous months.

This page gives detailed information on the typical October 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

79 °F October average high 26 °C
59 °F October average low 15 °C

In most years, Los Angeles averages a daily maximum temperature for October that's between 75 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 28 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 57 and 60 °F (14 to 16 °C).

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

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

Nearly every October day warms to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Los Angeles. The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). A temperature of 100 °F (38 °C) or more can occur briefly during October.

The thermometer usually drops to 70 °F (21 °C) or below at night. But only once every few years does October become as cold as 50 °F (10 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

0.7 in total precipitation 17 mm
3 days of rain

Half the time, Los Angeles receives 0.1 to 0.9 inches (1 to 24 mm) of rainfall in October. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

73 % sunshine
16 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Los Angeles during 73 percent of daylight hours on average in October, for a total of 256 hours in the month. Typically on 16 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in October at Los Angeles lasts for 11 hours and 18 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 11 hours and 49 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 10:49 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

71 % October average humidity

The relative humidity in Los Angeles during October usually peaks at 78 percent in the morning then drops to 58 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 78 78 75 59 58 65 75 76

Windy Weather iconWind

4.3 mph October wind speed average 6.9 kph

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

Stormy Weather iconStorms

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

Los Angeles has an October thunderstorm every few years.

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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