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What is the Weather in October in Los Angeles

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This post is an overview of the October weather in Los Angeles, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. Be sure to look into what September is like in LA, as well!



The weather in Los Angeles tends to be dry but comfortable during October.

Daytime high temperatures tend to be in the low 80s F (27-28 C) early in the month falling into the mid-70s F (24-25 C) near the end of the month. About 3 days, on average, early in the month usually reach up into the lower 90s F (33-34 C) with 100 F (about 38 C) or higher temperatures occurring about once every 5 years. The record high temperature reported in Los Angeles during October is 108 F (42.2 C).


Average Temps in October in LA


Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the lower 60s F (16-17 C) early in October falling into the mid to upper 50s F (13-14 C) near month’s end. A few of the cooler mornings later in the month often fall into the lower 50s F (10-11 C). The record low temperature in Los Angeles during October is 41 F (5.0 C).

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Skies generally are clear or at least partly sunny on 23-25 days during October with measurable rainfall occurring only on 2-3 days. Significant rainfalls of 0.5 inches (about 13 mm) or more occur only about once every 2 years.

Humidity levels during October tend to be dry to comfortable, however, a couple of humid days are likely early in the month.

Daylight hours continue to decrease this month falling from just under 12 hours early in the month to less than 11 hours near the end of the month.


October Rain and Sunshine in LA


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The weather during October tends to be comfortable to warm with a few cooler days. A mix of both summer and fall attire will likely be required this month. You will need to bring along a sweater and a windbreaker for those few cooler evenings and mornings, especially near the end of the month.

  What to Wear in LA in October


There will be plenty of sun so you should also have a good pair of sunglasses and sunscreen handy. Please also don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes.


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Below are top things to do in October 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. See a big concert
  2.  Attend a baseball or hockey game.
  3. Take a free walking tour.
  4. See a musical or play
  5. Cosplay at LA Comic Con. 
  6. Dress up for West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval.
  7. Enjoy the Newport Beach Food and Wine Festival.
  8. Attend a film festival or two.
  9. Enjoy the music of Jazz Fest.
  10. Save money with a tourist attraction discount pass.

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in October 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: September 28th, 2021
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