The best times to visit Los Angeles for ideal weather are

March 5th to July 15th

or

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.


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Weather in Los Angeles

Temperature

Average temperatures in 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 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.

Los Angeles Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Los Angeles Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Los Angeles Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan71.258.148.5
Feb69.458.149.8
Mar72.660.952.8
Apr73.662.454.6
May75.36558
Jun77.467.561.1
Jul81.97164.3
Aug84.572.665.1
Sep84.972.564.9
Oct80.968.860.5
Nov74.662.353.1
Dec67.756.448

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan21.814.59.2
Feb20.814.59.9
Mar22.616.111.6
Apr23.116.912.6
May24.118.314.4
Jun25.219.716.2
Jul27.721.717.9
Aug29.222.618.4
Sep29.422.518.3
Oct27.220.415.8
Nov23.716.811.7
Dec19.813.68.9


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in 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 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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Los Angeles (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan10%02.1
Feb12%01.9
Mar6%01.3
Apr5%00.6
May3%00.5
Jun0%00
Jul0%00.1
Aug0%00
Sep1%00.3
Oct4%00.7
Nov8%00.9
Dec16%03

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1005.3
Feb1204.8
Mar603.3
Apr501.5
May301.3
Jun000
Jul000.3
Aug000
Sep100.8
Oct401.8
Nov802.3
Dec1607.6

 

Humidity and Wind

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 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 Los Angeles.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan1Barely noticeable5Light breeze
Feb1.3Barely noticeable5.6Light breeze
Mar1.5Barely noticeable6Light breeze
Apr1.7Barely noticeable6.6Light breeze
May1.7Barely noticeable6.3Light breeze
Jun1.5Barely noticeable5.6Light breeze
Jul1.4Barely noticeable5.8Light breeze
Aug1.3Barely noticeable5.5Light breeze
Sep1.2Barely noticeable5.5Light breeze
Oct1.1Barely noticeable5.3Light breeze
Nov1Barely noticeable5Light breeze
Dec1.1Barely noticeable5.2Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan40%
Feb48.9%
Mar49.4%
Apr48.6%
May53.5%
Jun60%
Jul59.4%
Aug55.8%
Sep54.5%
Oct49.7%
Nov44.7%
Dec47.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to 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 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 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 62.4 in November means 62.4% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall 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 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 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.

 

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