Weather in Los Angeles

Located on the USA's west coast and flanked by the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate with mostly pleasant, sunny weather throughout the year.

Winters and short and mild with average temperatures of 48°F to 68°F, while summers are hot, dry and sunny with average temperatures of 64°F to 84°F. The city also boasts an average of 263 sunny days per year.

Los Angeles is a relatively dry city with a distinct rainy season in the winter. That said, even in February (the wettest month) it only rains for five days on average.

Does Los Angeles ever get cold?

Winter (December to February) in LA is the rainiest season, but February (the wettest month) still averages only 5 days of rain. While temperatures in winter can drop to 39°F, it rarely goes below that due to the Santa Ana winds. 

Even on cooler days, there's still plenty of sunshine to enjoy beach walks along Santa Monica or strolls along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

If you travel to Los Angeles in winter, jeans/long pants and a sweater should suffice. You may also want to pack an umbrella in case it rains.

When is the best time to visit Los Angeles? 

Los Angeles is renowned for its fantastic year-round weather. Summer is undoubtedly the most popular time to visit; bustling beach towns like Malibu and Venice attract sun worshippers and there are plenty of events on to soak up the summer vibes.

However, if you'd prefer smaller crowds and shorter lines at all the attractions, consider visiting during spring (March to May) or fall (September to November). The weather should still be warm and sunny during these periods.

Average temperatures in Los Angeles


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