This post is an overview of the August weather in Los Angeles, including average temperatures, rainfall expection, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do.
HOW WARM IS IT IN LA IN AUGUST?
August in Los Angeles tends to be warm and dry with comfortable evenings and mornings allowing ample time to explore the city on foot.
Afternoon high temperatures will average in the mid-80s F (28-29 C) with a few of the warmer afternoons reaching up into the low to mid-90s F (33-34 C).
In fact, you should expect about 5 days this month with the temperature reaching or exceeding 90 F (about 32 C) with 100 F (about 38 C) temperatures occurring about twice each decade.
The record high temperature in Los Angles during August is 105 F (40.6 C).
Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be comfortable, mostly in the mid-60s F (18-19 C) with a couple of the cooler mornings dipping down into the lower 60s F (about 16 C).
The record low temperature for Los Angeles during August is 51 F (10.6 C).
HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN?
During August, skies will be sunny or at least partly sunny on about 26-30 days during August and measurable rainfall only occurs about once every 3 years.
Humidity levels during August tend to be comfortable to humid with 1-2 days being considered muggy.
Daylight decreases throughout this month from just less than 14 hours early in August to just less than 13 hours by the end of the month.
WHAT TO WEAR IN LA IN AUGUST?
The weather during August is warm and dry so summer attire will due throughout this month.
You might want to bring along a sweater for those few cooler evenings and mornings.
There will be plenty of sun so you should also have a good pair of sunglasses and sunscreen handy.
WHAT TO DO IN LOS ANGELES IN AUGUST?
Below are some of the top things to do in August 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
You should also check out 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.
- Take a walking tour.
- Watch a Dodgers Baseball Game.
- Dine LBC with Long Beach's restaurant week.
- Enjoy One of Many Music Concerts.
- Take the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
- Catch the End of West Side Story's LA Run.
- Enjoy the LA Taco Festival.
- Tour a Hollywood Studio.
- See the Santa Monica Pier.
- Take a ghost tour in downtown LA.
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