The best times to visit Los Angeles for ideal weather are
February 26th to June 17th
October 15th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Los Angeles Travel Guide
Weather in Los Angeles
Average temperatures in Los Angeles vary little and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 2 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit 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 70.9°F (21.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.2°F (9°C) at night.
Los Angeles Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
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.
Los Angeles Perceived Temperature (F)
Los Angeles Perceived Temperature (C)
Average 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 precipitation in Los Angeles are February, October, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-October with an average of 1.2 days with significant precipitation the week of October 8th.
When can you find snow in 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 Los Angeles.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in 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
Los Angeles has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (36.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (48.7%).
Wind in Los Angeles is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-May where average top sustained speeds reach 13 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in 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.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||3.4||light air||9.6||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.6||light air||9.8||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.3||a light breeze||10.9||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.2||a light breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
|May||5.4||a light breeze||12.5||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.5||a light breeze||12.3||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||5.5||a light breeze||12.4||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.4||a light breeze||12.1||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||4.6||a light breeze||11.3||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.8||light air||10||a gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.4||light air||9.1||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.9||light air||8.8||a gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Los Angeles?
As of 6/22/2017 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.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Los Angeles, CA (USA) 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 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 Los Angeles Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 61.3°F (16.3°C) and 53.1°F (11.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Los Angeles, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 54.4°F (12.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 0 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cold this time of year in Los Angeles to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56°F (13.3°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: consistently 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.