What to Expect from Los Angeles in August
August is Los Angeles's warmest and clearest summer month, with clear days and little chance of rain or fog. In fact, there's more chance of smog than precipitation.
Los Angeles Weather in August
Average High Temperature: 84°F/29°C
Average Low Temperature: 64°F/18°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.07 inches (0.2 cm) rain, 96% sunshine
What to Pack, What to Wear in August
Pack a mid-weight jacket for evening near the water. Short-sleeved shirts, shorts and lightweight pants are fine.
Los Angeles August Events
- Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts: This annual event in Laguna Beach is hard to describe, but you'll be glad you went so you can try.
- International Surf Festival: Held in Manhattan Beach. Competitions include bodysurfing, a lifeguard championship and a beach volleyball tournament.
Especially Fun in AugustAugust is a good month to check out some of Los Angeles' best beaches.
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.
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.