Hottest Temperature Record for Each Month of the Year for Los Angeles
Warmest Temperatures for Every Month in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is one of the most populated and most visited cities in the world. For all the tourists visiting and all the people living in the Los Angeles area, here is a list of the hottest temperature records for each month of the year in the city.
The list is very useful for tourists visiting Los Angeles at any time of the year. Also listed for each month are great places to visit in and around the Los Angeles area for that time of year.
In addition to the record hottest temperature for each month and great places to visit for each month, I'm also listing the date and year when the record hottest temperature occurred. Los Angeles is a great weather city but as you can see below, it can get pretty hot in every month of the year in the City of Angels. It is one of the few cities that has had at least a 90 degree temperature recorded in every month of the year.
The temperature records below for Los Angeles date back to 1877. All the data comes from the National Weather Service.
January - 95 degrees
The record high temperature for January in Los Angeles is 95 degrees. That record heat occurred on January 18, 1971.
Since the temperatures in January in Los Angeles are almost always moderate it's a good time to visit outdoor places and one of the best places to visit outdoors in the LA area is Disneyland in Anaheim. Since January is not a peak visit time for Disneyland you can probably attend the park for a reduced rate during most of the month.
February - 95 degrees
The record high for in Los Angeles is 95 degrees. That record heat was recorded on February 20, 1995.
A great place to visit in February in Los Angeles is Universal Studios Hollywood. You can learn how movies are made here and enjoy fantastic rides and attractions. Great fun for the whole family.
March - 99 degrees
The record high for March in Los Angeles is 99 degrees. That record hottest day occurred on March 29th way back in 1879.
Since humidity levels are not too high in March it's a great time of the year to take a drive along Mulholland Drive. You will get fantastic views of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley as Mulholland Drive winds around the Santa Monica Mountains. Many movies have been filmed along this scenic route.
April - 106 degrees
The record high for April in Los Angeles is 106 degrees. That record high was recorded on April 6, 1989.
April is a great month to visit Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory in the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains. The park contains the Griffith Observatory planetarium as well as the Los Angeles Zoo, a Greek Theater, a riding center, golf courses, tennis courts and great hiking trails that offer magnificent views of the city.
May - 103 degrees
The record hottest temperature record of May in Los Angeles is 103 degrees. That record occurred on May 25, 1896.
May is a great month to visit Hollywood. In addition to the famed Hollywood sign, you can also visit the Walk of Fame where celebrities have their own stars, Hollywood Boulevard and the famed Chinese Theater where stars' signatures, footprints, and hand-prints are set in concrete.
June - 112 degrees
The record hottest temperature for June in Los Angeles is 112 degrees. That record heat occurred on June 26, 1990.
As the temperatures heat up in Los Angeles in June it is a great month to head out to the beaches like Venice Beach. All the beaches are free, though you may have to pay for parking to get close to some of the beaches.
July - 109 degrees
The hottest temperature record in Los Angeles in July is 109 degrees. That record occurred on July 25, 1891.
As the temperatures and humidity soar in July it's a great time to visit the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. Both places offer spectacular indoor artworks to view as well as beautiful outdoor grounds to stroll around in. At the Getty Villa you will get a taste of ancient Rome and Greece, while the Getty Center offers somewhat more modern art.
August - 106 degrees
The record hottest temperature for Los Angeles in August is 106 degrees. That record occurred on August 19, 1885.
Why not head out to the famed Santa Monica Pier in August? You can ride the famed Ferris wheel and stroll or bike along the pier and enjoy great views of the beach and Pacific Ocean as well as be entertained by street performers and have great places to shop and eat.
September - 113 degrees
The record hottest temperature ever recorded in Los Angeles is 113 degrees and it is also the record for September. The extreme record hottest day occurred on September 27, 2010.
Did you know there is a National Park located not too far from Los Angeles? That park is the Channel Islands which you can reach via National Parks boat service from Ventura Harbor. September is a great month to visit. You will love the dolphins swimming alongside your boat's wake as you zoom out to the beautiful islands.
October - 108 degrees
The record for October is 108 degrees and it has occurred on two different dates. Those two dates are October 3rd and 4th in 1987.
October is a great month to take in a football game in Los Angeles. You can watch the UCLA Bruins play at the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena or the USC Trojans at the famed LA Coliseum which also the temporary home of the LA Rams until their new stadium is finished in Hollywood Park in 2020.
November - 100 degrees
The record hottest temperature for November in Los Angeles is 100 degrees. That record occurred on November 1, 1966.
November is a great month to visit the La Brea Tar Pits in LA. Some 40,000 years ago oil seeped up from the ground here to entrap and preserve all kinds of animals including saber-tooth tigers and woolly mammoths. You can watch current excavations taking place and see the reconstructed skeletons of animals already excavated from the tar pits.
December - 92 degrees
The record hottest temperature for December in Los Angeles is 92 degrees. That record occurred on December 8, 1932.
In December, your kids will love a visit to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dinosaur Hall is a 14,000 square foot exhibition of Dinosaur fossils including a number of fully reconstructed Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus skeletons.
Downtown Los Angeles
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View of Griffith Observatory overlooking Los Angeles.