Los Angeles Temperatures by Month

What's the Weather Like at the Beach in Los Angeles?

The Marine Layer over Santa Monica Beach
Photo © 2014 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

People often expect it to be hot at the beach in LA - a Los Angeles Myth that is perpetuated by TV and movies showing bikini-clad beachgoers playing in the sunshine seemingly all the time. The truth is that even in the middle of summer, the beach is usually covered by thick cloud coverage called the marine layer until at least noon, and there are summer days when the thermometer at the beach won't reach above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius). There are always a few hot weeks at the beach in summer, and sometimes in winter too.

In the evening, you'll usually need a sweater or jacket at the beach year-round, even when the days are hot. 2015 had the longest warm beach weather I've seen, with all of September and October being significantly above normal. By contrast, July and August had below average temperatures.

Below is a list of average temperatures in Los Angeles beach cities by month. Take them with a grain of salt since you might run into that 90-degree weather in January or 60-degree weather in July. Check the actual weather report at www.weather.com or accuweather.com before your trip to know what to pack for your LA Vacation.

For impending heat waves, check out my Top Ways to Beat the LA Heat. For the infrequent bout of rain, check out my Top Things to Do on Rainy Day in LA.

Los Angeles Beach Average Temperatures by Month

Malibu

Santa Monica/ Venice/ Redondo Beach

Long Beach*

Huntington / Newport Beach

Avalon, Catalina

Days with Fog

Days with Rain

Jan

54 F/12 C

58 F/14 C

56 F/13 C

56 F/13 C

56 F/13 C

11 6

Feb

55 F/12 C

58 F/14 C

58 F/14 C

56 F/13 C

57 F/14 C

12 7

Mar

56 F/13 C

57 F/14 C

59 F/15 C

57 F/14 C

58 F/14 C

12 4

Apr

57 F/14 C

59 F/15 C

62 F/17 C

59 F/15 C

60 F/15 C

12 2

May

59 F/15 C

60 F/15 C

65 F/18 C

61 F/16 C

62 F/17 C

15 1

Jun

58 F/14 C

62 F/17 C

69 F/20 C

64 F/18 C

64 F/18 C

17

0

Jul

64 F/18 C

66 F/19 C

73 F/23 C

67 F/19 C

67 F/19 C

22

1

Aug

66 F/19 C

67 F/19 C

75 F/24 C

69 F/20 C

69 F/20 C

23

2

Sep

65 F/18 C

67 F/19 C

73/23 C

68 F/20 C

68 F/20 C

20 2

Oct

62 F/17 C

65 F/18 C

68 F/20 C

65 F/18 C

66 F/19 C

19 4

Nov

59 F/15 C

61 F/16 C

61 F/16 C

59 F/15 C

61 F/16 C

13 4

Dec

55 F/12 C

58 F/14 C

56 F/13 C

56 F/13 C

57 F/14 C

11 5

F= Fahrenheit C=Celsius/Centigrade

LA Beach Temperatures by Month

LA Inland Temperatures by Month

Average temperatures by month for Los Angeles for inland parts of the city and vicinity. 

Downtown LA

Hollywood / Universal Studios

Anaheim / Disneyland

Pasadena

Riverside

Days with Fog

Days with Rain

Jan

58 F/14 C

53 F/12 C

58 F/14 C

56 F/ 13 C 54 F/12 C 14

6

Feb

60 F/ 15 C

55 F/13 C

59 F/15 C

58 F/14 C 56 F/ 13 C 13

6

Mar

61 F/11 C

56 F/13 C

60 F/ 15 C

59 F/15 C 58 F/14 C 13

7

Apr

63 F/17 C

61 F/11 C

64 F/18 C

62 F/17 C 62 F/17 C 11

4

May

66 F/19 C

61 F/11 C

67 F/19 C

65 F/18 C 67 F/19 C 13

2

Jun

69 F/20 C

64 F/18 C

70 F/21 C

70 F/21 C 72 F /22 C 15

1

Jul

74 F/23 C

68 F/20 C

74 F/23 C

75 F/24 C 78 F/26 C 17

0

Aug

75 F/24 C

74 F/23 C

73 F/23 C

76 F/24 C 78 F/26 C 16

1

Sep

74 F/23 C

74 F/23 C

70 F/21 C

74 F/23 C 75 F/24 C 16

2

Oct

69 F/20 C

72 F/22 C

65 F/18 C

69 F/20 C 68 F/20 C 17

2

Nov

63 F/17 C

67 F/19 C

59 F/15 C

61 F/11 C 59 F/15 C 14

4

Dec

59 F/15 C

60 F/15 C

57 F/14 C

56 F/ 13 C 54 F/12 C 14

5

F= Fahrenheit C=Celsius/Centigrade

LA Beach Temperatures by Month

LA Inland Temperatures by Month

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