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Rainfall Normals
& High, Low & Daily Records

By Month & Annual, Downtown Los Angeles

Downpour in Los Angeles traffic. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

See also:
Monthly Precipitation (Rainfall) by Season - Downtown Los Angeles
Record Wettest & Driest Seasons & Wettest Days - Downtown Los Angeles
Total Seasonal Rainfall by Season - Downtown Los Angeles


Measured in Inches

Month Normal 1 Record High 2 Record Low 2 Record Day
January 3.12 14.94 (1969) 0 (1976) 5.71 (Jan 26, 1956)
February 3.80 13.68 (1998) 0 (1984) 4.80 (Feb 24,1913)
March 2.43 12.36 (1884) 0 (1997) 5.88 (Mar 2, 1938)
April 0.91 7.53 (1926) 0 (1997) 2.74 (Apr 5, 1926)
May 0.26 3.57 (1921) 0 (2001) 2.02 (May 8, 1977)
June 0.09 1.39 (1884) 0 (2001) 0.76 (Jun 5, 1993)
July 0.01 0.60 (1906)* 0 (2002) 0.60 (Jul 25, 1906)
August 0.04 2.26 (1977) 0 (2001) 2.06 (Aug 17, 1977)
September 0.24 5.67 (1939) 0 (2001) 3.96 (Sep 23, 1939)
October 0.66 6.96 (1889) 0 (1999) 3.16 (Oct 20, 1889)
November 1.04 9.68 (1965) 0 (2000) 3.85 (Nov 7, 1966)
December 2.33 15.80 (1889) 0 (2000) 5.55 (Dec 28, 2004)
Annual Total 3 14.93 40.29 (1884) 3.60 (2013) 5.88 (Mar 2, 1938)

* Data for 6 days were not recorded during this month and year
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
3) Annual normals and records above reflect those for a calendar year (January through December). The record high for a rainfall season (July through June) was 38.18 inches during the 1883-1884 season and the low record was 3.21 inches during the 2006-2007 season. The Rainfall Season normal (July-June) is 14.75 inches.

Source: National Weather Service and National Climate Data Center