The best times to visit Downtown Los Angeles for ideal weather are
March 5th to July 15th
October 1st to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Downtown Los Angeles Travel Guide
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Weather in Downtown Los Angeles
Average temperatures in Downtown Los Angeles vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 86th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Downtown Los Angeles, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67°F (19.4°C) at night.
Downtown Los Angeles Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Downtown Los Angeles Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Downtown Los Angeles Perceived Temperature (F)
Downtown Los Angeles Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Downtown Los Angeles Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Downtown Los Angeles are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Downtown Los Angeles? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Downtown Los Angeles.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Downtown Los Angeles (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Downtown Los Angeles has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (40% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (60%).
Wind in Downtown Los Angeles is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 1.7 knots (2 MPH or 3.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 6.7 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Downtown Los Angeles.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||1||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Feb||1.3||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Mar||1.5||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Apr||1.7||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|May||1.7||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||1.5||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Jul||1.4||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Aug||1.3||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Sep||1.2||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.1||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||1||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Dec||1.1||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Downtown Los Angeles?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, US is July, followed by June and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Downtown Los Angeles in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Downtown Los Angeles Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.3°F (25.2°C) and 69.6°F (20.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Downtown Los Angeles, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 71.9°F (22.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Downtown Los Angeles to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73.1°F (22.8°C) and 66.4°F (19.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.