Los Angeles Weather and Climate

The climate of this glorious city displays the features of both a Mediterranean and a subtropical environment. Although classified as somewhat dry, the city receives adequate precipitation in a year. Most days of the year are sunny in the city and that means it will be a nice place for people who love sunbathing. There are fantastic beaches to do just that. By January, the cold in the city is quite harsh on some and August is usually the warmest period of the year. Situated close to the ocean, the climate of Los Angeles is influenced by the ocean water and as you move inwards, there are changes in the weather and climate.

Around May or June, it is not unlikely for fog to appear in the city, especially in places that are close to the ocean. On such foggy mornings, the sun is usually high up by noon, especially when it is during summers or springs. Daily temperatures are not stable and can exhibit wide variations in a short period, and this is particularly noted in the inland areas. From November through to April, the city receives considerable precipitation and this period coincides with the winter and spring. By a curious twist of geography, areas that are near the coast tend to receive less precipitation as compared to the mountainous areas. On the other hand, the areas around the valley have been observed to receive a considerably higher amount of rainfall than the coastal and mountainous regions. That may explain the distribution of settlements in the area.

Unlike some other cities along the coast, snow is not a regular feature in the city and is quite rare. In other words, you may have to consider another city for your skiing holiday. However, the case is different in the mountainous areas of the city and you can still enjoy your winter in Los Angeles.