Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area, CA Climate


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The climate in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area is typical for a Mediterranean climate, with very mild winters and hot summers. Average annual temperatures range from around 45°F in winter to 75°F or higher in summer, with average daily highs of 68°F in winter and 90°F or more in summer. The area receives about 15 inches of precipitation annually, but it falls mainly during the winter months. The region's coastal location helps to keep air pollution levels low despite its large population.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area, California gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 258 sunny days per year in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area 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 15 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area is 9.2 (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 the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLos Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CaliforniaUnited States
  15.1 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  33.7 days106.2 days
  258 days205 days
  83.7°85.8°
  45.7°21.7°
  9.27
  6.14.3
  1465 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 the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area with an average high temperature of 85.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in California. In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area are October, June and May.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, there are 34.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in California.
December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area with an average of 45.1°. This is one of the warmest places in California.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, there are 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in California.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, 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 the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area 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 the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area with 3.7 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 15.1 inches in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area means that it is drier than most places in California.
February is the rainiest month in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area with 6.2 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 0.3 rainy days. There are 33.7 rainy days annually in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area, which is less rainy than most places in California. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 50% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 4% chance of a rainy day.
An annual snowfall of 0.2 inches in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area means that it is snowier than most places in California. February is the snowiest month in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metro area with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.
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Over 6 years ago

I have lived in many large US and European cities. In my opinion Orange County Ca is the best place in the world to call home. I love Chicago but winter is rough,  More

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