The best times to visit Los Angeles for ideal weather are

October 15th to April 29th

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 greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid January where highs are regularly around 85.9°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.4°F (13°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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 84.5 74 55.4
Feb 81 69.9 52.8
Mar 77.7 66.8 49.8
Apr 69 59.6 44.9
May 59.3 53.1 42.9
Jun 54.4 49.4 42
Jul 52.5 46.9 39.2
Aug 55.7 49.8 40.6
Sep 61.4 54.2 41.7
Oct 67.3 59.3 44.1
Nov 73 64.4 46.9
Dec 80.3 70.8 51.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.2 23.3 13
Feb 27.2 21.1 11.6
Mar 25.4 19.3 9.9
Apr 20.6 15.3 7.2
May 15.2 11.7 6.1
Jun 12.4 9.7 5.6
Jul 11.4 8.3 4
Aug 13.2 9.9 4.8
Sep 16.3 12.3 5.4
Oct 19.6 15.2 6.7
Nov 22.8 18 8.3
Dec 26.8 21.6 11

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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 December, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Los Angeles.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.7
Feb 3% 0 0.3
Mar 3% 0 0.8
Apr 3% 0 0.8
May 8% 0 1.5
Jun 16% 0 2.7
Jul 17% 0 2.9
Aug 28% 0 4.3
Sep 16% 0 2.6
Oct 12% 0 1.4
Nov 8% 0 0.6
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.8
Feb 3 0 0.8
Mar 3 0 2
Apr 3 0 2
May 8 0 3.8
Jun 16 0 6.9
Jul 17 0 7.4
Aug 28 0 10.9
Sep 16 0 6.6
Oct 12 0 3.6
Nov 8 0 1.5
Dec 1 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Los Angeles has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (43.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (82.4%).

Wind in Los Angeles is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 9.5 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 15.2 knots, which is considered a moderate 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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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 9.5 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Feb 8.6 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
May 6.1 Light breeze 9.6 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.9 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Nov 8.9 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Dec 9.3 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 43.6%
Feb 46.4%
Mar 47.8%
Apr 57.6%
May 78.3%
Jun 82.4%
Jul 82%
Aug 78.1%
Sep 62.8%
Oct 54.1%
Nov 48.5%
Dec 43.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Los Angeles?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Chile; 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, Chile is January, followed by March and November. 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 July. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.8 in July means 54.8% of the tourists vs. January.


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Overall Los Angeles Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Los Angeles, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Los Angeles to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 78.8°F (26°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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