When is the best time to go to Los Angeles?

When is the best time to go to Los Angeles? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Los Angeles
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August, September and October
  • Los Angeles has dry periods in May, June, July, August and September
  • The coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months are January, February and December
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August, September, October and November

Annual weather in Los Angeles

For full information about the climate and weather in Los Angeles a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 54°F/68°F
February 54°F/68°F
March 56°F/70°F
April 61°F/74°F
May 65°F/76°F
June 70°F/79°F
July 74°F/85°F
August 74°F/86°F
September 74°F/86°F
October 68°F/81°F
November 61°F/76°F
December 54°F/67°F

Weather and climate in Los Angeles

Los Angeles enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Los Angeles is 76°F (ranging from 67°F in december to 86°F in september). Annual rainfall is 14.5in, with a minimum of 0.1in in june and a maximum of 3.4in in january.
  • Between january and april the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 63°F and it rains about 0.8in each month.
  • Between may and october the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 104°F and it rains in october about 0.5in.
  • From november to december the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 54°F and it rains about 2.9in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Los Angeles

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Los Angeles: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Los Angeles

Find out when Los Angeles has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Los Angeles

  • Very low season in Los Angeles
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March and November.
  • Low season in Los Angeles
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, October and December.
  • High season in Los Angeles
    The number of visitors to Los Angeles is high in: June and September.
  • Peek season in Los Angeles
    The largest number of tourists visiting Los Angeles is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Los Angeles month by month

Best time for low prices in Los Angeles

Average prices of hotels in Los Angeles month by month

Generally, December is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Los Angeles. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, July is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Los Angeles

A return flight between London and Los Angeles is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 518 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 317 more for your airline ticket to Los Angeles if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Los Angeles

On average, it costs $ 35 per day to hire a car in Los Angeles. This price varies by $ 12 depending on the month. In january, hiring a car costs an average of $ 27 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 39.

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Other cities and places near Los Angeles

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