Averages for Los Angeles in September

September

Weather Lowdown

Following in the footsteps of July and August, September remains extremely warm in Los Angeles with an average temperature of 21°C (about 69°F). The average daily high temperature gets up to around 27°C (around 81°F) and only gets as low as 14°C (about 57°F), meaning that evenings are still very pleasant.

During the day, shorts and t-shirts are still appropriate and you might want a light jacket or sweat...

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  • Temperature Temperature 21°C 69°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 27°C 81°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 5 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 1 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 20°C 68°F

September

Weather Lowdown

Following in the footsteps of July and August, September remains extremely warm in Los Angeles with an average temperature of 21°C (about 69°F). The average daily high temperature gets up to around 27°C (around 81°F) and only gets as low as 14°C (about 57°F), meaning that evenings are still very pleasant.

During the day, shorts and t-shirts are still appropriate and you might want a light jacket or sweater for the evenings, especially near the coast.

The average rainfall in Los Angeles in September is just 5mm, with one rainy day on average, so don't worry if you leave your umbrella at home. More than likely, you won't need it with a 59 percent chance of getting a sunny day and a three percent chance of rain on any given day. Your chances of having a cloudy day are only nine percent on any day in September.

While fewer hours than the summer months, the average daily sunshine is still around 11 hours a day, plenty of time to get outside and enjoy Los Angeles. Even with the reduced hours of sunlight, you'll still want to bring and use sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.

The average sea temperature is at a high of 20°C (about 68°F), so you can still spend a lot of time at the beach and in the water during this month. At this temperature, the water feels refreshing after spending time in the warm sun on the beach. This would be a good time of year to try out some watersports. Head to coastal areas such as Long Beach and Venice Beach to try snorkeling or scuba diving, and if you're a bit of a thrill seeker then why not try windsurfing or waterskiing!

Where to Stay

A small, family-run hotel, The Wilshire's 17 rooms and cottages give guests an affordable and comfortable stay in the Los Angeles area. What the hotel may lack in glitz and glam it makes up for in convenient location, simple but helpful amenities, and friendly and multi-lingual staff. The hotel is a short drive from Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Lake Shrine, while immediately nearby are numerous shopping and dining options.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is southern California's only AAA five diamond hotel and maintains that stellar reputation with high-end rooms and service. The 195 guestrooms include 38 suites and 17 villas for those wanting the utmost in privacy. Private cabanas next to a lush outdoor pool and a lavish spa provide guests with the spectacular experience they're looking for while in LA.

Classic elegance is what you'll find at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel and spa. Guests enjoy two high-end restaurants, two lounges and a rooftop pool with excellent views. The 20,000-square foot spa lets you sit in the lap of luxury and is reminiscent of an old Beverly Hills estate. The hotel caters to families too, with the Paintbox program for kids aged five to twelve to enjoy special activities.

Things to Do

Late summer is prime time for county fairs across the States and Los Angeles gets in on the fun with the Los Angeles County Fair that happens every September. Taking place at the Fairplex in Pomona, the fair features live music, carnival rides, livestock animals, gardening and of course, yummy fair food vendors.

The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival takes place in Hollywood in September. With over 100 screenings, as well as discussion panels and lectures, this is a must for any film buffs.

September is Los Angeles' birthday and there are events all over the city to mark the occassion. There is the 'Walk to Remember' which re-traces the steps of the original 44 settlers, as well as historic re-enactments and the usual entertainment and good food. 

Venice Beach Los Angeles

Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Hit the Beach

Zuma Beach off the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu offers visitors swimming, surfing, scuba diving and volleyball. The water is a little colder here than beaches farther south, but still pleasant enough during the summer months to enjoy time in the water and on the sand. The beach also has restrooms, showers and food concessions to get a snack while you're out and about.

Known as Marina Beach, as well as Mothers Beach, this spot in Marina del Rey is great for kids with flat sand, children's playground and calm waters. The beach is also great for kayaking and wind surfing with no fee for hand-carried boats.

Eating & Drinking Out

Earning numerous accolades over the last several years, Petit Trois has won awards from Los Angeles publications, as well as national ones. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day. Menu choices include French classics like French onion soup, steak tartare, confit-fried chicken leg, bouillabaisse and croquet monsieur.

Republique finds its home in a 1920s building built by Charlie Chaplin and full of Los Angeles history. The restaurant serves breakfast all day, and has a full lunch and dinner menu. The menu includes everything from fish to red meat to pasta dishes, offering a little something for everyone. On the weekends, Republique also has an extensive brunch menu.

Casual and fun, Odys + Penelope takes its name from the Greek gods Odysseus and Penelope. The owners were inspired by the Greek columns of the restaurant's space when choosing a name. The semi-open kitchen allows you to see the chefs prepping your meal and enjoy the wafting smells of tasty dishes. 

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