The weather in Los Angeles often catches its visitors by surprise. The closer you get to the ocean, the cooler temperatures will be. Travel inland and you’ll feel the heat rise. In general, winter is mild and wet and summer is mildly hot and humid. Summer and fall are the best times to visit LA if you’re seeking out the California heat. Summer and fall are also the peak tourist seasons, so if you can handle a Los Angeles winter, you’ll reap the benefits of a more peaceful and affordable RV rental vacation in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles has a reputation for being covered in smog. Nowadays, the smog in Los Angeles isn’t much different than any other city in the United States. The city has put forth a lot of effort to reduce smog over the last thirty years and air quality has improved drastically. For the cleanest air, take your Los Angeles RV rental anywhere along the coastline. After all, isn’t that what going to California is all about?
Winter in Los Angeles
- Average Winter High: 53.3°F (11.8°C)
- Average Winter Low: 49.5°F (9.7°C)
What’s winter like in Los Angeles? It is extremely rare for Los Angeles to receive snow. Los Angeles winters consist mainly of rain. Rainfall in LA is 11.43 inches annually. The skies clear up beautifully when the rain stops.
What should I pack? Bring water repellent items such as umbrellas, rubber boots, and rain jackets. A few sweaters and a coat would also be a good idea. Since the winter season tends to misbehave in Los Angeles, you should bring some light attire or layers for when the sun shines.
Spring in Los Angeles
- Average Spring High: 72.3°F (22.4°C)
- Average Spring Low: 54.7°F (12.6°C)
What’s spring like in Los Angeles? The weather during winter sometimes blends into spring in Los Angeles. So, expect some rain and a little cold. For the most part, springtime is relatively sunny and brings less rain than winter. It may get a tad foggy. Spring is a very beautiful season for Los Angeles because of all the blooms.
What should I pack? Rain gear and mid to lightweight clothing/attire. Layerable clothing works well for both spring and winter.
Summer in Los Angeles
- Average Summer High: 83.8°F (28.8°C)
- Average Summer Low: 56.2°F (13.4°C)
What’s summer like in Los Angeles? Warm. Go to the beach to cool off. The temperature is noticeably cooler the closer you get to the ocean during the summer months. Los Angeles can get fairly smoggy in the summer but there are plenty of days filled with very clear skies as well. Evenings sometimes cool down depending on the fog.
What should I pack? Lightweight clothing/attire (shorts, sandals, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen) and a few warmer items (in case the evenings cool down).
Fall in Los Angeles
- Average Fall High: 78.3°F (25.7°C)
- Average Fall Low: 59.3°F (15.2°C)
What’s fall like in Los Angeles? Fall is most likely the favorite season of the year for LA locals. The temperature is usually not too hot, not too cold, and the skies are clear. Late fall is the prelude to winter so it will rain and cool off somewhere around the month of November.
What should I pack? Bring both light and mid-weight clothing that are suitable for layering. Your summer clothing is still an option. Rain gear may also be required. So, basically, bring a little bit of everything without bringing anything too heavy.
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