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Los Angeles in September

What to Expect from Los Angeles in September

September continues Los Angeles' best weather, warm but with little chance of rain, clear days and little fog, but while it's tapering off, smog is still likely.

Los Angeles Weather in September

Average High Temperature: 82°F/28°C
Average Low Temperature: 63°F/17°C
Rain & Clouds Index: 0.28 inches (0.7 cm) rain, 89% sunshine

What to Pack, What to Wear in September

A jacket is always a good idea for evening near the water. Short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants, with a sweater for layering are good, but you'll find less need for shorts than earlier in the year.

Los Angeles September Events

  • The Taste: Sponsored by the LA Times, this Labor Day weekend event includes local celebrity chefs, cooking and mixology demos and a Labor Day picnic.
  • 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.
  • Los Angeles County Fair: It starts Labor Day weekend and runs the whole month.
  • Tall Ships Festival: Those beautiful, tall-masted sailing ships that everyone loves to see come to Dana Point in Orange County every September.

Especially Fun in September

Summer is the time for outdoor concerts. The season at Hollywood Bowl runs from late June through mid-October. Across the freeway, the Ford Amphitheatre runs a full summer of fun concerts and shows. Leaning more toward rock, the Greek Theatre has shows June through October.

Surfline says September through November is the best time to surf in Southern California.

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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