August weather forecast
Los Angeles, CA

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Weather in August

August is the last complete summer month in Los Angeles, California, with high temperatures and plentiful sunshine. In unison with the summer trend, the UV index for August stays at 6, maintaining the call for the application of sunscreen. The month of August also witnesses a slight decrease in cloud cover, resulting in a high level of sunshine exposure. However, departing from the uniform summer weather pattern, August experiences the lowest average wind speeds of 4.7mph (7.6km/h) across the year. Thus, August can be recollected as the month with the hottest yet calmest period, accentuating the ending summer season.

Temperature

During the warmest month, August, temperatures average a high of 83.3°F (28.5°C) and a low of 64.9°F (18.3°C).

Heat index

During August, the heat index is appraised at a tropical 86°F (30°C). Continuous exposure and activity could induce a sense of tiredness and subsequently, heat cramps.
The standards for the heat index are set for locations in shade and under light breezes. Direct sunlight exposure may cause a 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees rise in the heat index.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'apparent temperature', melds the effects of warmth and moisture to generate a feeling of heat. Additional elements including metabolic differences, the level of physical activity, and attire have a role in shaping the individual's temperature perception. When you're directly under the sun's rays, remember that the heat index may surge by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are largely significant for babies and toddlers. Children often overlook the need for breaks and fluid intake. Thirst is a late-stage sign of dehydration - hence, it is necessary to stay hydrated, especially during extended periods of physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 58%.

Rainfall

In Los Angeles, California, in August, it is raining for 1.5 days, with typically 0.08" (2mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Los Angeles, there are 44.6 rainfall days, and 8.11" (206mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 13h and 23min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 6:04 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:26 am and sunset at 7:19 pm PDT.

Sunshine

July and August, with an average of 12h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

June through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Los Angeles. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 6 during August translates into the following directions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Attempt to stay under shade and limit exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Remember, devices such as parasols or canopies might not provide complete sun protection. Protect your eyes, ears, face, and neck from the Sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
Resources | Updated: Feb 9, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S.

Frequently asked questions

What time of the year is the hottest in Los Angeles?

August proves to be the warmest month, recording an average peak temperature of 83.3°F (28.5°C) and a minimum temperature of 64.9°F (18.3°C).

How hot is August in Los Angeles?

August temperatures vary between a high-temperature of 83.3°F (28.5°C) and a low-temperature of 64.9°F (18.3°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is appraised at 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Los Angeles?

In Los Angeles, the average relative humidity in August is 58%.

How many days does it rain in August in Los Angeles?

In Los Angeles, in August, during 1.5 rainfall days, 0.08" (2mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Los Angeles have in August?

The average day length in August in Los Angeles, California, is 13h and 23min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Los Angeles?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:04 am and sunset at 7:53 pm. On the last day of the month, in Los Angeles, California, sunrise is at 6:26 am and sunset at 7:19 pm PDT.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Los Angeles?

The months with the most sunshine are July and August, with an average of 12h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Los Angeles have in August?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Los Angeles is 12h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Los Angeles?

The months with the highest UV index are June through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Los Angeles?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Los Angeles, California, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average temperature in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average high temperature in August: 83.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (83.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (64°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 64.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (64.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (49.8°F).

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Average pressure in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average pressure in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average pressure in August: 29.9"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.1"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and September (29.89"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average wind speed in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average humidity in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average humidity in August: 58%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (65%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (50%).

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Average rainfall in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average rainfall in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average rainfall in August: 0.08"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (1.73").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0.04").

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Average rainfall days in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average rainfall days in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 1.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (6.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (1 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 12h and 0min

The months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average sunshine days in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 28.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (28.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (21.7 days).

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Average UV index in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average UV index in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average cloud cover in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 6

The months with the most cloud cover are March and December (Cloud cover 22).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in August
Los Angeles, CA

Average visibility in August - Los Angeles, CA
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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