What to Expect from Los Angeles in January
January is the coolest month, in the middle of Los Angeles' rainy season. Precipitation often comes as a storm, when it's not uncommon to get the entire month's rainfall in a single day.
Los Angeles Weather in January
Average High Temperature: 67°F/19°C
Average Low Temperature: 49°F/9°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 3.06 inches (7.8 cm) rain, 72% sunshine
What Pack, What to Wear in January
For rainy days, take an umbrella and a rain jacket with hood. A mid-weight jacket will be enough on dry days. Unless you're going to the ski slopes, leave the heavy winter coat at home. Layers are a good idea.
Los Angeles January Events
- Rose Parade: It happens on January 1, with one exception: Because the route passes several local churches, when January 1 is on a Sunday, the parade happens January 2.
- Rose Bowl Game: It's hard to get tickets for the annual football classic, but we've got all the ways you can do it.
- DineLA: January brings LA's version of Restaurant Week, with special tasting menus and prices at tons of great spots.
- Bloomin' Beautiful: More than 1,200 cultivars of flowering camellias make Huntington Gardens one of the best places in the country to see them, January to March.
Especially Fun in JanuaryWhen a cool day follows a winter rain, skies are sometimes exceptionally clear and great for photography.
If the weather tries to dampen your vacation fun, try these Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Los Angeles