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

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in May. The average maximum daytime temperature in Los Angeles in May lies at 21.7°C (71.06°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 12.6°C (54.68°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

May is a dry month with an average of 9mm (0.3 inches) of rain. There are generally around 1 rainy days. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Los Angeles with 276 hours of sun during the entire month. May is known as one of the best months to visit Los Angeles.


Los Angeles, monthly averages in May

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Min Temperature 12 °C  
Max Temperature 21 °C  
Water Temperature 15 °C *  
Chance of Rain 5%  
Precipitation 8mm  
Rainy days 2 days  
Humidity 73% *  
Sunshine 276 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 64% *  

Where to stay in Los Angeles

Where to go in the United States of America in May

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in May? 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. At night it tends to cool off so best to pack some warm nightwear as well. With a water temperature of around 15.0°C (59°F), 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 in May.

Outdoor sports

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