Los Angeles Climate and Weather

Los Angeles' Mediterranean climate is generally warm and pleasant all year round. Protected from extremes of temperature and humidity by the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains, and influenced by the warm, moist air from the Pacific, its summers are dry and sunny, and winters cool and wet with winter temperatures averaging between 48ºF (9ºC) and 68ºF (20ºC). Offshore breezes cool the beach communities during the hot summer months when coastal highs reach 74ºF (23ºC), but inland temperatures can rise to well over 90ºF (32ºC), especially in the numerous canyons and valleys of the area. Smog often gathers in low-lying areas and sometimes the hot, dusty Santa Ana winds blow in strongly from the surrounding mountains.

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