Los Alamitos, California 

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Climate in Los Alamitos, California

Los Alamitos, CA has a semi-arid climate with mild winters and hot summers. During the summer months, temperatures generally reach into the high 80s and 90s, while in the winter months they dip into the 50s and 60s. Precipitation is light throughout the year, with an average of around 10 inches annually. The area experiences an occasional thunderstorm due to its proximity to the ocean which helps keep things cool during the summer months. Overall, Los Alamitos has a pleasant climate with warm days and mild nights that are great for outdoor activities all year long.

Los Alamitos, California gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Los Alamitos averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Los Alamitos. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Los Alamitos gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 32 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 81 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Los Alamitos is 9.3 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

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Summer   /   Winter
June, September and July are the most pleasant months in Los Alamitos, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Los Alamitos, CaliforniaUnited States
  13.4 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  32.2 days106.2 days
  283 days205 days
  23 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Los Alamitos with an average high temperature of 83.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Los Alamitos, there are 8 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Los Alamitos are October, June and July.

In Los Alamitos, there are 16.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.

December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Los Alamitos with an average of 45.6°. This is one of the warmest places in California.

In Los Alamitos, there are 0.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in California.

In Los Alamitos, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.

The humidity is usually comfortable in Los Alamitos but some summer days can be muggy. August is the most humid month, though it is still relatively mild compared to many other places. The most humid months are August, July and September.

February is the wettest month in Los Alamitos with 3.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 62% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 13.4 inches in Los Alamitos means that it is drier than most places in California.

February is the rainiest month in Los Alamitos with 6.0 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 32.2 rainy days annually in Los Alamitos, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 52% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 3% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Los Alamitos, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Los Alamitos.

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