Los Angeles, CA Climate


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Los Angeles, California has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and long with mild winters. Temperatures range from highs of 88°F in the summer to lows of 48°F in the winter months, with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Rainfall is scarce, but a few sporadic showers occur each year to help keep the dry climate from getting too hot or too cold.

Los Angeles, California gets 16 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Los Angeles. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Los Angeles gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 34 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 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 46
Rain: averages 16 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Los Angeles is 9.1 (10=best), which means it is one of the most pleasant places in California.

9.4 Summer - 8.7 Winter
June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Los Angeles, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLos Angeles, CaliforniaUnited States
  15.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  33.7 days106.2 days
  284 days205 days
  83.6°85.8°
  45.9°21.7°
  9.17
  6.24.3
  292 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Angeles with an average high temperature of 85.0°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In Los Angeles, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Los Angeles are October, June and May.
In Los Angeles, there are 37.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in California.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Los Angeles with an average of 45.2°. This is one of the warmest places in California.
In Los Angeles, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.
In Los Angeles, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in California.
Humidity in Los Angeles is generally quite low and comfortable. There are few days during the summer when the humidity becomes unpleasant. The most humid months (but still comfortable) are July, August and June.
February is the wettest month in Los Angeles with 3.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 61% of yearly precipitation and 1% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 15.5 inches in Los Angeles means that it is drier than most places in California.
February is the rainiest month in Los Angeles with 6.3 days of rain, and July is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 33.7 rainy days annually in Los Angeles, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 51% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Los Angeles.
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