What to Expect from Los Angeles in June
Early summer brings the least clear skies during the year because of coastal fog, but you'll still get sun more than half the time. With the rainy season over, there's little chance of precipitation. Evening fog comes in suddenly and can feel especially cold.
It happens less often than it did a couple of decades ago, but on bad days, the moisture in the air can mix with pollutants and turn into smog.
Los Angeles Weather in June
Average High Temperature: 77°F/25°C
Average Low Temperature: 60°F/16°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.08 inches (0.2 cm) rain, 80% sunshine
What to Pack, What to Wear in June
In June, Los Angeles beach areas are prone to lingering fog caused when the ocean's natural moist air stays inland. Called "June Gloom" for a reason, it can keep the sun at bay all day long. It keeps thing chilly and damp, too - and you'll be glad you brought that extra layer if you're out in it. Don't think you can skip the sunscreen though: the burn-causes UV rays make it through all those clouds just fine.
Even if the gloom is gone, pack a jacket for evening near the water. Short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants are fine most of the time and shorts are comfortable, especially away from the coast.
Los Angeles June Events
- Gay Pride Celebrations: The biggest celebrations of the event happen in West Hollywood and include a parade.
- Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance: One of the country's poshest collector car shows, it's held on Father's Day
- Hollywood Fringe Festival: It's an artistic free-for-all whose mission is to be a platform for artists without any barriers to participation. You can see all kinds of cutting-edge performing arts, including theater, comedy and music
Especially Fun in June
Summer's warm days and balmy nights bring out a bunch of fun evening activities. You can go to a movie outdoors, see a play, go to a concert - or opt for some of LA's more unusual summer night activities. Get some ideas here.
In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Use the California Father's Day Guide to find some fun ideas for good ol' Dad that are a lot more fun than buying him a tie.
March through August is time for something uniquely southern California, the annual grunion run. Thousands of tiny, silver-colored fish spawn on the sand during the full moon (or the new one). See the schedule. At some Los Angeles beaches, "Grunion Greeters" are on hand to explain and help you get the most out of being there.
In LA, you can see whales nearly year round: gray whales in winter and blue whales during the summer months. Find the best places to see them and when in the guides to Los Angeles whale watching and Orange County whale watching.