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 Temperatures by Month

 

Malibu

Santa Monica/

Venice/ Redondo Beach

Long Beach*

Huntington / Newport Beach

Avalon, Catalina

Days with Fog

Days with Rain

 

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

 

 

 

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

F/C

 

 

Jan

64/18

45/7

65/18

50/10

67/19

45/7

64/18

47/8

64/18

48/9

11

6

Feb

64/18

45/7

64/18

51/10

68/20

47/8

64/18

48/9

64/18

49/9

12

7

Mar

64/18

46/8

63/17

51/10

68/20

49/9

63/17

50/10

65/18

50/10

12

4

Apr

65/19

48/9

64/18

53/12

71/22

52/11

65/18

52/11

67/19

52/11

12

2

May

66/19

51/10

64/18

55/13

73/23

56/14

66/19

56/13

68/20

55/13

15

1

Jun

69/21

54/12

66/19

58/15

77/25

60/15

69/20

59/15

70/21

58/14

17

0

Jul

71/22

57/14

69/21

62/16

83/28

63/17

72/22

62/17

73/23

61/16

22

1

Aug

73/23

59/15

71/22

63/17

84/29

65/18

73/23

64/18

75/24

62/17

23

2

Sep

73/23

57/14

71/22

62/17

82/28

63/17

73/23

62/17

75/24

61/16

20

2

Oct

71/22

53/11

70/21

59/15

78/26

58/14

71/22

58/14

73/23

58/14

19

4

Nov

69/21

48/9

68/20

54/12

72/22

50/10

67/20

52/11

68/20

53/11

13

4

Dec

65/19

45/7

65/19

50/10

67/19

45/7

64/18

47/8

64/18

49/9

11

5

 

F= Fahrenheit C=Celsius/Centigrade

LA Weather Tips

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

 

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

Hi

Lo

 

 

 

F/ C

F/ C

F/C

F/ C

F/ C

F/ C

F/ C

F/ C

F/ C

F/ C

 

 

Jan

66/19

49/ 9

65/18

41/ 5

69/21

46/ 8

68/20

44/ 6

67/20

41/ 5

14

6

Feb

68/20

51/10

67/20

43/ 6

70/21

47/ 8

70/21

45/ 7

70/21

42/ 6

13

6

Mar

69/20

32/11

69/20

46/ 8

70/21

51/11

71/21

46/ 8

71/22

44/ 7

13

7

Apr

71/22

54/12

72/22

50/10

73/23

55/13

75/24

49/10

76/25

47/ 9

11

4

May

73/23

58/14

74/23

53/12

74/23

59/15

77/25

53/ 12

81/27

52/11

13

2

Jun

77/25

61/16

79/26

57/14

78/25

62/17

82/28

58/14

87/31

57/14

15

1

Jul

83/28

64/18

87 /31

61/16

83/29

64/18

89/32

61/16

94/35

61/16

17

0

Aug

83/28

66/19

87/31

61/16

84/29

62/17

90/32

62/17

94/35

62/17

16

1

Sep

82/28

65/18

87/30

59/15

83/28

57/14

87/31

60/16

90/32

59/15

16

2

Oct

78/25

60/16

80/26

54/12

80/27

50/10

82/28

55/13

83/28

52/11

17

2

Nov

73/22

53/12

72/23

47/ 8

73/23

45/ 7

73/23

48 /9

73/23

44/ 7

14

4

Dec

68/20

49/ 9

68/20

43/ 6

69/20

45/ 7

68/20

44/ 6

67/20

40/ 4

14

5

F= Fahrenheit C=Celsius/Centigrade

LA Weather Tips

LA Beach Temperatures by Month

LA Inland Temperatures by Month