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Los Angeles in July

What to Expect from Los Angeles in July

July is one of the warmest, sunniest months of the year in LA. Unfortunately, it's also the middle of smog season.

Los Angeles Weather in July

Average High Temperature: 82°F/28°C
Average Low Temperature: 63°F/17°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.01 inches (0.03 cm) rain, 96% sunshine

What to Pack, What to Wear in July

June Gloom occasionally lingers into July, leaving the residents wondering "Why?" When it happens, you'd might as well leave the bikini in the suitcase.

Pack a light jacket for evening near the water. Bring short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants. Shorts will be comfortable most warm days, especially inland.

Los Angeles July Events

Especially Fun in July

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.

July is a good month to check out some of Los Angeles' best beaches.

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.

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.

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