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Los Angeles in August

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.

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

Especially Fun in August

August 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.

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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