Averages for Los Angeles in August

Weather Lowdown

The amazing weather Los Angeles is famous for continues into August, which is consistently the hottest month of the year in LA. The average daily temperature is on average 22°C (about 72°F), extremely comfortable and perfect for getting out and about. The average daily high temperature peaks at 28°C (around 82°F) and only gets down to around 16°C (about 61°F).

As with July, there is usually no rainfall at all in...

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 72°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 28°C 82°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 13 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 0 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 0 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 19°C 66°F

Weather Lowdown

The amazing weather Los Angeles is famous for continues into August, which is consistently the hottest month of the year in LA. The average daily temperature is on average 22°C (about 72°F), extremely comfortable and perfect for getting out and about. The average daily high temperature peaks at 28°C (around 82°F) and only gets down to around 16°C (about 61°F).

As with July, there is usually no rainfall at all in Los Angeles during this month. The chance of rain on any given day is only one percent and the chance of even having clouds is only two percent. Pretty close to perfect weather! No need to bring an umbrella, raincoat or poncho this month.

The average daily sunshine is 13 hours and you'll have a 64 percent chance of a sunny day any day that you're visiting in the month of August. With the average sea temperature remaining at 19°C (about 66°F), you'll be wanting to get down to the beach, work on your tan and splash around in the water. With the Pacific Ocean water warmed up, August is a great time to try other water sports as well like paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking. 

Once again, t-shirts, shorts and sandals would keep you comfortable during the day. At night, you might still want a light jacket of sweater, especially on the coasts, where the temperatures are lower than closer to the city. Whether you're rushing around sightseeing or relaxing at the beach, you should wear hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen with an appropriate SPF. Try and find shade during the hottest part of the day, usually from after lunch to late afternoon. You can find out when this is by checking the local weather forecast.

Where to Stay

Perfect for music lovers, The Redbury sits at the corners of historic Hollywood and Vine, steps from Los Angeles' hottest music and entertainment venues. The all-suite hotel features rooms with Bohemian décor, European-style kitchens and walk-in showers. Two dining choices, Cleo and The Library, serve Middle Eastern cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails.

The Standard Downtown LA is the epitome of cool, housed in the former headquarters of Standard Oil. Guests have access to a rooftop pool, rooftop beer garden, restaurant serving German dishes and a full-service ping pong bar. The Standard claims everything's bigger there, from the oversized rooms to the extra large towels to the huge windows overlooking downtown LA.

The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Bel Air offers prestige and privacy to its guests. The hotel sits on seven acres of hidden property but still provides easy access to LAX, Santa Monica Beach, UCLA and other Los Angeles landmarks. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on-site restaurant, On Sunset, where you can dine outdoors, enjoying the beautiful California weather.

Things to Do

With the perfect weather, August is a great time to visit Universal Studios Hollywood, the sister park to Universal Studios in Orlando. Popular attractions at Universal include Fast & Furious Supercharged, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land. Other rides include Jurassic Park, The Simpsons, Transformers and Revenge of the Mummy.

If you prefer to spend your time indoors, check out the California Science Center with permanent and traveling exhibits to learn and have fun at the same time. Exhibits include Ecosytems, Air and Space, Creative World and World of Life and appeal to kids and adults of all ages. 

If you're visiting Los Angeles with the family, then Kidsfaire, California's largest children and family event, is perfect for you. With magicians, jugglers, arts and crafts events, a petting zoo and pony rides, this is certain to be just the thing to keep the kids entertained!

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Disneyland Park, California by Jeffrey Zeldmen.

Hit the Beach

Point Dume State Beach offers both a beach and a nature preserve to enjoy the outdoors. The beach is made up of cliffs and rocky coves, offering a picturesque setting for swimming, surfing, scuba diving and sunbathing. It's also a prime location for viewing the California gray whale migration that takes place from December to April.

Manhattan Beach is full of surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players and has a dedicated pedestrian-only walking path and the South Bay Bicycle Trail. Nearby, downtown Manhattan Beach is full of restaurants and stores to enjoy after your time at the beach.

In Pacific Palisades, Will Rogers Beach invites visitors to enjoy the typical beach activities, as well as a paved bike path and Gladstone's Restaurant. The beach has restrooms and showers for your convenience to shower off before exploring more of Los Angeles.

Eating & Drinking Out

One of Los Angeles' top seafood restaurants, Providence uses only sustainable seafood from regional coastal and international waters. The restaurant holds two Michelin stars and serves specialties like Maine lobster, wild striped bass, duck breast and wild king salmon. Serving lunch and dinner, Providence rotates its menu seasonally to offer only the freshest ingredients.

Butchers and Barbers on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles is open for dinner and late night. It serves elevated bar and pub food and creative cocktails. Afterhours, diners can also enjoy a late night snack menu.

Trois Mec features a constantly changing five-course tasting menu. Don't expect just to show up and get a table however; you'll need to book your experience online using the restaurant's special ticketing system. Every Friday morning, Trois Mec releases tickets for the next two weeks. It's open Monday through Friday for dinner only. 

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