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Rainfall Normals
& High, Low & Daily Records

Downtown Los Angeles Weather Station

Rainfall on Highway 60 in the San Gabriel Valley. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Measured in Inches

Month Normal 1 Record High 2 Record Low 2 Daily Record
January 3.12 14.94 (1969) 0 (1976) 5.71 (1956)
February 3.80 13.68 (1998) 0 (1984) 4.80 (1913)
March 2.43 12.36 (1884) 0 (1997) 5.88 (1938)
April 0.91 7.53 (1926) 0 (1997) 2.74 (1926)
May 0.26 3.57 (1921) 0 (2001) 2.02 (1977)
June 0.09 1.39 (1884) 0 (2001) 0.76 (1993)
July 0.01 0.24 (1886) 0 (2002) 0.36 (2015)
August 0.04 2.26 (1977) 0 (2001) 2.06 (1977)
September 0.24 5.67 (1939) 0 (2001) 3.96 (1939)
October 0.66 6.96 (1889) 0 (1999) 3.16 (1889)
November 1.04 9.68 (1965) 0 (2000) 3.85 (1966)
December 2.33 15.80 (1889) 0 (2000) 5.55 (2004)
Season Total 14.93 40.29 (1884) 3.60 (2013) 5.88 (March 2, 1938)

1) Normals are from National Climatic Data Center data for the 30-year period of 1981-2010
2) Record highs and lows are for the period of 1877-2017

Source: National Weather Service and National Climate Data Center

Downtown Los Angeles Monthly Precipitation (rainfall) 1877-2017

Record highs and lows in the table above reflect those recorded during a year (January through December). Record highs and lows for a rainfall season (July through June) was 38.18 inches during the 1883-1884 season and 3.21 inches during the 2006-2007 season.


Wettest Days Recorded in Downtown Los Angeles

Inches of Rainfall Date
5.88 March 2, 1938
5.71 January 26,1956
5.55 December 28, 2004
4.86 December 31, 1933
4.80 February 24, 1913


During a 24-hour period from December 31, 1933 through January 1, 1934, 7.36 inches of rain fell on the Los Angeles Civic Center, a record for a 24-hour period at that location.