What to Expect from Los Angeles in November
November is the beginning of Los Angeles' rainy season, bringing an end to predictably sunny days. Rain doesn't peak until January, but you can take a look at the data below and do the math. 80% of the time it's sunny, so that only leaves about 2 days for the rain.
Los Angeles Weather in November
Average High Temperature: 73°F/23°C
Average Low Temperature: 54°F/12°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 1.38 inches (3.5 cm) rain, 80% sunshine
What to Pack, What to Wear in November
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. Long-sleeved shirts and layers work best.
Los Angeles November Events
- Hollywood Christmas Parade: Held the Sunday evening after Thanksgiving.
- LA Auto Show: It's one of the world's biggest auto shows with more than 1,000 new and concept cars on display.
Especially Fun in NovemberSurfline says September through November is the best time to surf in Southern California.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, and the following Friday is often a work holiday. Check the Thanksgiving guide to find out what special events happen then.
In LA, you can see whales nearly year round. November is a good time to see gray whales. Find the best places to see them and when in the guides to Los Angeles whale watching and Orange County whale watching.
If the weather tries to rain on your vacation, try these Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Los Angeles
Averages and Reality
Use the weather averages to get an idea of what things may be like, but it might be different when you visit. A winter day could even be so warm you'll wish you packed your shorts. There's no substitute for checking the Los Angeles weather forecast before you leave home.