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Los Angeles Weather in May, USA

Los Angeles Averages May


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    13 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    2 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    10 mm

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Los Angeles Daily Averages May


May 2024
1 Avg 19º 66º
2 Avg 20º 68º
3 Avg 19º 66º
4 Avg 18º 64º
5 Avg 18º 64º
6 Avg 17º 63º
7 Avg 17º 63º
8 Avg 17º 63º
9 Avg 18º 64º
10 Avg 18º 64º
11 Avg 18º 64º
12 Avg 19º 66º
13 Avg 18º 64º
14 Avg 17º 63º
15 Avg 18º 64º
16 Avg 18º 64º
17 Avg 18º 64º
18 Avg 19º 66º
19 Avg 20º 68º
20 Avg 19º 66º
21 Avg 18º 64º
22 Avg 18º 64º
23 Avg 18º 64º
24 Avg 17º 63º
25 Avg 17º 63º
26 Avg 18º 64º
27 Avg 19º 66º
28 Avg 19º 66º
29 Avg 19º 66º
30 Avg 19º 66º
31 Avg 19º 66º
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What's the Weather like in Los Angeles in May 


Los Angeles, USA, in May has a similar climate to that of April, but the main difference is that May is drier with less rainfall. The average rainfall during May is only about 10mm with rain falling over two days in the whole month.

The average daily high temperature reaches about 22°C (about 72°F) and only gets down to around 12°C (around 54°F) at night. The overall average temperature for May is 17°C (about 63°F).

Sunshine Temperature

In May, each day sees on average 13 hours of sunshine, plenty of time to enjoy all of the outdoor activities Los Angeles has to offer. Your chance of having a sunny day on any given day in May is 46 percent. The plentiful sunshine means you'll want to pack plenty of sunscreen to protect yourself. Florida still holds the title for the sunniest state, so if it's sun you're seeking out, a trip there might be pertinent!


The chance of rain on any day in May is six percent, while the chance of a cloudy day is 19 percent. With the low chance of rain, you more than likely won't need to carry an umbrella or rain coat. Check the local forecast each day to be sure.

Average Sea Temperatre 

The average sea temperature is still just 16°C (about 61°F), so while the water is starting to warm up, it would be best to remain on dry land if visiting a Los Angeles beach in May, unless you are a keen surfer or like watersports. The weather does lend itself to lots of sunbathing and playing in the sand, however.

Dress Code 

T-shirts and long-sleeved items made of light material would be appropriate at this time of year, and although there is little risk of rain, you should keep in mind the cooler temperatures in the evenings. Inland the temperatures will be higher than on the coast, so keep that in mind and pack accordingly if you're traveling between the two.

Los Angeles Hotels in May 

Hotel Palomar

Sitting in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles not only has a central location, it provides luxurious accommodations. As a guest, you will enjoy a complimentary hosted evening wine hour and BLVD 16, a restaurant using locally-sourced, Californian food ingredients. The entire hotel is pet-friendly, with no extra fees or size restrictions and special amenities just for your furry companion like in-room bowls for food and water and a pet bed.

Mr. C Beverly Hills

Mr. C Beverly Hills is steps away from the opulence of Rodeo Drive and brings that chic sophistication to guests with elegant, well-appointed rooms. Each room has a private balcony with views of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Other amenities include private poolside cabanas, a classic Italian restaurant and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Farmer's Daughter Hotel

Bringing country hospitality to the heart of Los Angeles, the Farmer's Daughter Hotel mixes modern and rustic for a unique hotel experience. The rooms come with custom furnishings, original art and local California bath products. Nearby, you will find the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip and The Grove entertainment complex.

Los Angeles Beach for May 

Torrance Beach

Torrance Beach in the city of Torrance includes swimming, surfing, scuba diving, volleyball courts and The Strand, an accessible walkway. The beach also has restrooms and showers for visitors and numerous restaurants are nearby for convenient places to eat.

Dockweiler Beach

Found in Playa del Rey, Dockweiler Beach offers plenty for the active-minded. The beach has fire rings, picnic areas, swimming, surfing, volleyball courts, a bike path and even hang gliding. For convenience, the beach also has restrooms, showers and an RV campground.

Bars and Restaurants 


Serving dinner and weekend brunch, Animal stays true to its name, serving a variety of unusual meat dishes. Specialty dishes include veal brains, poutine with oxtail gravy, pig ear, and fried rabbit legs. The restaurant uses only organic and grass fed meat from local farmers.


Michael Voltaggio is the brainchild and chef behind ink., a hip dining experience in Los Angeles. The dishes at ink. mix different food genres and cuisines for one-of-kind meals. The sister restaurant to ink., ink.sack. serves artisanal sandwiches like cold fried chicken, spicy tuna and veggie banh mi.


Created by famed Los Angeles chef, Sang Yoon, Lukshon gives customers a taste of authentic Southeast Asian dishes. It also offers an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu with drinks that complement and enhance the main dishes. Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, Lukshon is located in Culver City. 

Things to do in Los Angeles in May 

Cinco de Mayo

For a taste of flamboyant Mexican culture, the Cinco De Mayo celebration is usually the first weekend in May, and in the United States is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Huge events happen all over the city, like Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street. This event includes a traditional Cinco de Mayo celebration with mariachis, folklorico dancers, piñatas and lots of kids' activities.

The Getty Center

The Getty Center combines art, architecture and gardens and provides a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. From the museum full of permanent and traveling exhibits and art pieces to the central garden with beautiful plants, flowers and trees, the Getty Center offers a little bit of something for everyone.