Weather in May in Los Angeles

Updated: 11 marzo 2024
 By Mel

This post is an overview of the May weather in Los Angeles, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. 


May is one of the best months of the year to visit Los Angeles and explore this great city outdoors as the weather features warm temperatures with comfortable humidity levels.

Daytime high temperatures average in the mid-70s F (23-24 C) with a few of the warmer afternoons reaching into the mid-80s F (28-29 C).

Temperatures reach 90 F (32 C) or more only on average, once during this month.

The all-time hottest temperature recorded in Los Angeles during May was 102 F (38.9 C).

Average Temperatures in LA in May

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the mid to upper-50s F (13-14 C) early in May and near 60 F (15-16 C) near the end of the month.

A few of the cooler mornings will see temperatures dipping down into the low-50s F (11-12 C).

The all-time coldest temperature recorded in Los Angeles during May was 43 F (6.1 C).


Skies will be either sunny or at least partly sunny on about 19 days this month with measurable rainfall limited to 1 day out of the month.

Heavier rains of at least 0.5 inches (13 mm) occur only once every five years.

Does it Rain in LA in May?

Daylight hours increase from about 13.5 hours early in the month to over 14 hours near the end of the month.

Seasonal Outlook - April to June 2024 Los Angeles 

There is a 70% chance for normal to above-normal temperatures with near-normal rainfall.


The weather during May is generally warm and dry so summer attire will due for most days.

However, you should bring at least a windbreaker or a sweater and a couple of long sleeve shirts for the cooler evenings and mornings.

What to Wear in LA in May

Please don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes to enjoy our free walking tours!


Below are the top things to do in May in Los Angeles.

Be sure to read our full post on what to do in Los Angeles this month which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in LA.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Los Angeles’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

City Passes Los Angeles
  1. Asian Pacific Film Festival
  2. Take a Sightseeing Tour
  3. Cheer on a Sports Team
  4. Celebrate Mother's Day
  5. Memorial Day Events at the USS Iowa
  6. Doheny Blues Festival
  7. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  8. Museums of the Arroyo Day 
  9. OC Greek Food Festival
  10. Go to the Theatre

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in May in our main post.

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Fred Pickhardt
Ocean Weather Services

About The Author


Mel loves to be a tourist in her own city. With a background in performing arts, tourism, and photography, giving tours and being a story-teller comes naturally to her. She loves traveling, food, and theatre. Mel splits her time between Chicago and Los Angeles (#theatrelife) and leads tours and manages both cities!
Updated: marzo 11th, 2024
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