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Los Angeles weather in January (California, United States of America)

What can you expect from the weather in Los Angeles during January? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

Temperatures

In Los Angeles the weather in January is generally perfect, characterized by pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 20°C, while night temperatures can drop to 9°C.

Precipitation

Los Angeles in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 49 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 5 days.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 224 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, January is one of the better months to visit Los Angeles. January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, February and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Los Angeles climate page with graphs.

 

Los Angeles, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 9°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 20°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 14°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 17%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 49 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 5 days  
HumidityHumidity 57%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 224 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 71%  

Where to go in the United States of America in January

Find out more about the weather in the United States of America and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Los Angeles, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 14°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

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