Seasons in Los Angeles

The city lies within zone of subtropical climate. It similar to Mediterranean climate but through whole year temperature never drops below 50 °F (10 °C) thus it considered as tropical. A year is actually divided into two seasons: wet (November-March) and dry (April-October). Weather conditions in certain region of Los Angeles are depending on distance to the ocean. Difference of temperatures may reach ≈27 °F (15°C).

As for precipitation it mostly occurs at wet season while dry season is literally dry with any single drop of rain. Annual amount of precipitation is about 15” (380 mm) and it falls in form of rains. In the very city snow is exceptionally rare while peaks surrounding mountains are covered with it on regular basis. Los Angeles’s climate allows to ski and to serf both within one day.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Los Angeles

Spring is one the best seasons to visit the city. First half of March is remains of rainy season yet precipitation goes to neigh by the middle of the month. There are no winter showers of summer heat. In addition vacations peak is ahead therefore city is not crowded.

At April range of daily temperatures is between 50 °F (10 °C) and 72 °F (22 °C). At May those conditions are remaining making sightseeing and simple wandering among streets of the city especially pleasant. At late May weather conditions are causing frequent fogs.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: 69 °F (+20.5 °C)
Min average t°: 49 °F (+9 °C)
Water t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 1.2" (30.5 mm)
April
Max average t°: 72 °F (+22 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+11 °C)
Water t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.2" (5.9 mm)
May
Max average t°: 74 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 55 °F (+13 °C)
Water t°: 62 °F (+16.5 °C)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.14" (3.6 mm)

Spring Holidays

Easter celebrations with variable dates of March-April.

April 16 – Emancipation Day.

May 13 – Mother’s Day.
May 8–14 (Floating Sunday) – Mother's Day.
May 25–31 (floating Monday) – Memorial Day.

Summer in Los Angeles

June is special time in the City of Angels. Each morning humongous amount of water evaporates under active sun and the city become covered with thick blanket of fogs called June Gloom. This gloom goes 18.6 miles (30 km) inland and stays up to 13 hours before winds will dispel it. This peculiar phenomenon takes place only at June.

At June and August average daily temperature reaches its peak of 72 °F (22 °C) and beaches are crowded with tourists. Though water is rather cool with about 68 °F (20 °C). In addition in inland parts of the city hot and humid air mixes with smog which is rather uncomfortable combination.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Water t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.035" (0.9 mm)
July
Max average t°: 84 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 63 °F (+17 °C)
Water t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.15" (3.7 mm)
August
Max average t°: 85 °F (+29.5 °C)
Min average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Water t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.11" (2.9 mm)

Summer Holidays

July 4 – Independence Day.

June 15–21 (Floating Sunday) – Father's Day.

Autumn in Los Angeles

September and October are second blessed season. Excessive heat has gone as well as most of visitors and weather is completely suitable to carefully visit all sights. September is the best time for swimming. Water is as warms as it was at August but beaches are not crowded.

Things are changing at November. At this month north cyclones are driving rain into the city. Wet season starts. In addition autumn is time of highest probability of natural disasters – storms, landslides and rock falls from surrounding mountains.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: 83 °F (+28.5 °C)
Min average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Water t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.14" (3.6 mm)
October
Max average t°: 79 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 58 °F (+14 °C)
Water t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.16" (4.0 mm)
November
Max average t°: 73 °F (+23 °C)
Min average t°: 51 °F (+10.5 °C)
Water t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.19" (4.8 mm)

Autumn Holidays

September 3 – Labor Day.

October 8 – Columbus Day.
October 31 – Halloween.

November 12 – Veterans Day.
November 22 (2018) – Thanksgiving.

Winter in Los Angeles

Umbrella and some warm waterproof clothes are necessary in L.A. at winter. Weather of this season is mixed of rains, winds and clouds. January is the coldest month of a year. Average daytime temperature drops to 55 °F (13 °C). Temperature of water of the ocean is only about 57 °F (14 °C) thus swimming isn’t a questions.

On the other hand if purposes of your visit don’t imply good weather winter is beneficial from prospective of economy. Winter months are “low season” therefore pricing is decreased. So if rainy remains of pacific hurricanes aren’t concerning than winter is completely suitable season to go to Los Angeles.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Min average t°: 47 °F (+8 °C)
Water t°: 61 °F (+16 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 0.6" (16 mm)
January
Max average t°: 68 °F (+20 °C)
Min average t°: 47 °F (+8 °C)
Water t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 1.5" (39 mm)
February
Max average t°: 69 °F (+21 °C)
Min average t°: 48 °F (+9 °C)
Water t°: 59 °F (+15 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 1.0" (25.5 mm)

Winter Holidays

December 25 – Christmas.

January 1 – New Year’s Day.

January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

February 19 – President’s Day.


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