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Monthly Precipitation (Rainfall)
Downtown Los Angeles

1877 to 2018

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Also see:
Rainfall Normals & High, Low & Daily Records - Downtown Los Angeles
Record Wettest & Driest Seasons & Wettest Days - Downtown Los Angeles
Total Seasonal Rainfall by Season - Downtown Los Angeles

Monthly Precipitation for Los Angeles International Airport
Monthly Precipitation for Long Beach Airport
Monthly Precipitation for Hollywood Burbank Airport, Burbank
Monthly Precipitation for Lancaster

This last rainfall season (2017-2018) was the driest for Los Angeles since 2006-2007 and the third driest since rainfall records began being kept in 1877.


Quantity is measured in inches

Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
Season Average 0.01 0.05 0.23 0.52 1.25 2.49 3.09 3.21 2.51 0.98 0.31 0.06 14.70
2018-2019 T 0.00 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2017-2018 0.00 T 0.07 0.10 0.01 0.01 1.77 0.03 2.69 0.02 0.09 0.00 4.79
2016-2017 0.00 0.00 T 0.52 0.88 4.55 8.38 4.17 0.09 0.08 0.32 0.01 19.00
2015-2016 0.38 T 2.39 0.45 0.01 0.57 3.17 0.79 1.60 0.24 0.05 0.00 9.65
2014-2015 T 0.04 0.01 0.25 0.48 3.88 1.09 0.83 0.87 0.13 0.93 0.01 8.52
2013-2014 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.62 0.20 T 3.58 1.18 0.35 0.00 0.00 6.08
2012-2013 0.01 0.00 T 0.02 1.03 2.16 1.18 0.20 0.54 T 0.71 0.00 5.85
2011-2012 0.00 0.00 T 1.17 1.58 1.01 1.30 0.16 1.75 1.71 0.01 0.00 8.69
2010-2011 T 0.00 T 0.94 0.53 10.23 0.79 3.29 3.96 T 0.45 0.01 20.20
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
2009-2010 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.07 0.01 2.89 4.94 4.27 0.48 1.65 0.05 0.00 16.36
2008-2009 0.00 0.00 T 0.02 1.85 2.79 0.34 3.57 0.33 0.03 T 0.15 9.08
2007-2008 T T 0.52 0.95 0.56 1.73 7.97 1.64 0.01 0.04 0.11 0.00 13.53
2006-2007 T 0.00 T 0.34 0.16 0.81 0.19 0.92 0.05 0.74 0.00 0.00 3.21
2005-2006 T 0.00 0.29 1.35 0.22 1.03 2.06 2.37 2.87 2.15 0.85 T 13.19
2004-2005 T 0.00 T 4.56 0.20 8.77 9.32 11.02 2.14 1.05 0.19 T 37.25
2003-2004 T T 0.00 0.53 0.79 1.35 0.47 4.89 1.17 0.04 0.00 0.00 9.24
2002-2003 0.00 T T 0.05 2.43 3.31 T 4.64 4.32 0.71 1.02 0.01 16.49
2001-2002 T 0.00 0.00 0.06 1.42 1.38 0.80 0.29 0.32 0.09 0.05 0.01 4.42
2000-2001 0.00 0.07 0.15 0.98 T T 5.59 8.87 1.17 1.11 0.00 T 17.94
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1999-2000 T 0.00 T 0.00 0.44 0.40 0.88 5.54 2.82 1.49 T 0.00 11.57
1998-1999 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 1.32 0.54 1.85 0.56 1.24 2.57 0.02 0.98 9.09
1997-1998 0.00 0.00 0.45 0.00 2.06 2.52 4.12 13.68 4.06 0.97 3.10 0.05 31.01
1996-1997 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.06 1.59 4.09 5.58 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.40
1995-1996 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.09 1.34 3.16 4.94 2.16 0.71 0.04 0.00 12.46
1994-1995 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.61 1.35 12.56 1.30 6.98 0.58 0.18 0.60 24.35
1993-1994 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.16 0.66 0.78 0.33 3.21 1.86 0.83 0.28 0.00 8.11
1992-1993 0.08 0.00 0.00 0.70 0.00 4.68 11.77 6.61 2.74 0.00 0.02 0.76 27.36
1991-1992 0.13 0.00 0.09 0.37 0.00 3.22 1.74 7.96 7.12 0.33 0.04 0.00 21.00
1990-1991 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.00 1.17 4.13 5.92 0.03 0.00 0.01 11.47
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1989-1990 0.00 0.00 0.35 0.43 0.29 0.00 1.24 3.12 0.17 0.58 1.17 0.00 7.35
1988-1989 0.00 0.05 0.04 0.00 0.70 3.80 0.73 1.90 0.81 0.00 0.05 0.00 8.08
1987-1988 0.01 0.00 0.09 2.37 1.13 1.84 1.65 1.72 0.26 3.41 0.00 0.00 12.48
1986-1987 0.18 0.00 1.97 0.53 0.94 0.37 1.39 1.22 0.95 0.06 0.00 0.05 7.66
1985-1986 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.42 2.91 0.33 2.19 6.10 5.27 0.45 0.00 0.00 17.86
1984-1985 0.00 0.40 0.23 0.15 1.44 5.53 0.71 2.84 1.29 0.00 0.23 0.00 12.82
1983-1984 0.00 0.79 1.99 0.75 2.52 3.23 0.17 0.00 0.28 0.69 0.00 0.01 10.43
1982-1983 0.00 0.00 0.84 0.19 4.41 1.05 6.49 4.37 8.37 5.16 0.36 0.01 31.25
1981-1982 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.49 1.80 0.48 2.17 0.70 3.54 1.39 0.12 0.00 10.71
1980-1981 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.85 2.02 1.48 4.10 0.53 0.00 0.00 8.98
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1979-1980 0.00 0.01 T 0.77 0.21 0.51 7.50 12.75 4.79 0.31 0.13 0.00 26.98
1978-1979 0.00 0.00 0.39 0.05 2.28 1.45 6.59 3.06 5.85 0.00 0.00 0.00 19.67
1977-1978 0.00 2.26 0.00 0.00 0.08 4.70 7.70 8.91 8.02 1.77 0.00 0.00 33.44
1976-1977 0.00 0.08 2.82 0.24 0.49 0.75 2.84 0.17 1.89 0.00 3.03 0.00 12.31
1975-1976 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.27 0.00 0.32 0.00 3.71 1.81 0.84 0.05 0.22 7.22
1974-1975 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.58 0.07 3.59 0.12 3.54 4.83 1.53 0.09 0.00 14.35
1973-1974 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 1.68 0.67 8.35 0.14 3.78 0.10 0.08 0.00 14.92
1972-1973 0.00 0.35 0.02 0.29 3.26 2.36 4.39 7.89 2.70 0.00 T 0.00 21.26
1971-1972 T 0.00 T 0.04 0.30 6.57 0.00 0.13 T 0.03 0.03 0.07 7.17
1970-1971 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.05 4.92 0.43 0.67 0.53 0.50 0.22 0.00 12.32
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1969-1970 0.03 0.00 T 0.00 1.11 0.06 1.59 2.58 2.36 0.00 0.00 0.04 7.77
1968-1969 0.01 0.11 0.03 0.55 0.37 1.28 14.94 8.03 1.49 0.63 0.03 T 27.47
1967-1968 0.00 T 1.02 0.00 8.67 1.66 0.90 0.49 3.34 0.49 0.00 0.01 16.58
1966-1967 T T 0.30 0.06 4.07 5.26 5.93 0.11 2.50 3.76 0.01 0.00 22.00
1965-1966 T 0.01 1.80 0.00 9.68 5.73 0.96 1.51 0.53 0.00 0.22 0.00 20.44
1964-1965 T 0.00 0.00 0.33 1.72 2.05 0.84 0.23 2.49 6.02 0.00 0.01 13.69
1963-1964 0.00 0.02 1.31 0.57 2.15 T 1.43 T 1.79 0.33 0.01 0.32 7.93
1962-1963 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.12 T T 0.52 2.88 2.78 1.94 T 0.14 8.38
1961-1962 T 0.03 0.05 T 2.02 1.44 2.56 11.57 1.10 T 0.02 T 18.79
1960-1961 0.00 0.00 T 0.01 2.40 0.15 1.28 0.15 0.57 0.29 T T 4.85
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1959-1960 T T 0.01 T 0.07 1.09 2.94 2.26 0.31 1.45 0.05 T 8.18
1958-1959 T 0.39 0.07 0.06 T T 1.24 3.32 0.00 0.50 T T 5.58
1957-1958 T T 0.00 1.51 0.51 2.14 2.08 6.46 5.30 3.09 0.04 0.00 21.13
1956-1957 0.00 T 0.00 0.12 0.00 0.34 4.41 1.47 1.02 1.47 0.63 0.08 9.54
1955-1956 T 0.05 T T 1.68 1.11 8.39 0.59 T 3.72 0.46 T 16.00
1954-1955 T T T T 2.03 0.86 4.30 0.68 0.56 2.07 1.43 0.01 11.94
1953-1954 0.00 0.00 T T 1.11 0.08 4.60 2.98 2.99 0.13 0.02 0.08 11.99
1952-1953 T T 0.13 0.00 3.13 3.31 1.08 0.33 0.48 0.91 0.03 0.06 9.46
1951-1952 T 0.15 0.00 0.59 1.29 5.80 10.03 0.63 6.14 1.58 T T 26.21
1950-1951 0.01 0.00 0.38 0.24 1.05 0.03 2.80 1.48 0.44 1.54 0.24 T 8.21
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1949-1950 T 0.01 0.01 0.01 2.18 2.72 2.57 1.67 0.87 0.56 T T 10.60
1948-1949 T T T 0.09 T 2.20 2.43 1.41 1.40 T 0.46 T 7.99
1947-1948 0.00 0.01 0.09 0.14 0.06 1.62 T 1.29 3.07 0.78 T 0.16 7.22
1946-1947 T 0.00 0.02 0.92 6.04 3.47 0.38 0.86 0.79 T 0.11 0.02 12.61
1945-1946 T 0.04 T 0.56 0.23 5.05 0.11 1.52 3.66 0.92 0.04 T 12.13
1944-1945 T T 0.01 0.05 3.72 0.90 0.04 3.34 3.43 0.08 T 0.01 11.58
1943-1944 T 0.00 T 0.18 0.05 6.23 0.96 8.65 2.47 0.60 0.02 0.05 19.21
1942-1943 0.00 0.23 T 0.58 1.24 1.01 7.98 3.07 4.55 0.50 T 0.01 19.17
1941-1942 T 0.04 0.00 1.53 0.05 4.22 0.59 1.05 1.26 2.44 T T 11.18
1940-1941 T 0.00 0.01 1.47 0.34 5.50 2.21 12.42 8.14 2.67 T * 32.76
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1939-1940 T 0.01 5.67 0.13 0.08 0.38 4.33 5.43 1.55 1.36 0.02 T 18.96
1938-1939 0.00 T * 0.01 T 7.26 2.96 1.13 1.44 0.24 0.02 T 13.06
1937-1938 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 3.54 1.63 9.81 7.94 0.48 0.02 T 23.43
1936-1937 0.01 0.02 0.03 1.25 0.05 6.63 1.99 7.87 4.04 0.24 0.28 0.00 22.41
1935-1936 T 0.11 T 0.05 1.24 0.42 0.51 7.25 1.34 0.95 0.00 0.20 12.07
1934-1935 T 0.01 0.13 2.31 2.79 3.75 2.91 2.23 4.31 3.19 0.03 T 21.66
1933-1934 T 0.01 0.00 0.34 0.04 8.48 3.22 2.04 0.01 T 0.00 0.41 14.55
1932-1933 T 0.00 0.14 0.08 0.00 1.77 8.46 0.00 0.15 0.56 0.21 0.47 11.84
1931-1932 0.00 0.02 0.24 0.06 1.95 5.95 2.94 5.33 0.01 0.30 0.02 0.13 16.95
1930-1931 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.10 1.71 0.00 3.90 3.25 T 3.02 0.52 0.02 12.53
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1929-1930 0.00 0.00 0.32 T 0.00 0.00 6.55 0.45 3.99 0.15 1.04 T 12.50
1928-1929 0.00 T 0.00 0.29 1.67 2.70 1.20 2.15 2.51 1.99 T 0.15 12.66
1927-1928 T T T 2.04 0.61 3.09 0.02 1.43 1.99 0.29 0.29 0.01 9.77
1926-1927 T T 0.00 * 3.40 1.15 1.09 9.03 2.07 0.70 T T 17.44
1925-1926 T 0.00 0.00 0.74 0.68 2.45 3.06 2.70 0.22 7.53 0.18 T 17.56
1924-1925 0.00 0.00 T 0.63 1.14 1.10 0.20 0.53 1.56 1.90 0.32 * 7.38
1923-1924 T T 0.55 0.04 0.04 0.80 0.36 0.03 3.42 1.43 0.00 0.00 6.67
1922-1923 T 0.00 0.00 0.24 1.44 3.09 1.76 0.75 0.32 1.97 0.00 0.02 9.59
1921-1922 T T 0.62 0.59 0.05 7.90 4.64 3.47 1.64 0.10 0.65 T 19.66
1920-1921 T 0.00 0.04 0.76 1.15 1.01 3.28 0.86 2.75 0.28 3.57 0.01 13.71
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1919-1920 0.00 T 1.29 0.56 0.46 1.99 0.50 2.37 4.25 1.00 0.10 T 12.52
1918-1919 0.09 0.03 0.55 T 1.85 1.54 0.96 1.02 2.18 0.17 0.19 0.00 8.58
1917-1918 T T T 0.00 0.36 0.07 0.50 6.14 6.21 0.15 0.40 0.03 13.86
1916-1917 0.00 T 0.77 2.71 0.09 3.67 2.68 4.49 0.18 0.46 0.21 0.00 15.26
1915-1916 0.00 0.00 T 0.00 1.35 2.52 13.30 1.82 0.90 T 0.03 0.00 19.92
1914-1915 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.31 0.20 3.73 5.42 5.09 0.60 0.81 0.88 T 17.05
1913-1914 T T 0.03 T 3.00 1.66 10.35 7.04 0.58 0.47 0.43 0.09 23.65
1912-1913 T 0.00 0.00 0.56 0.35 0.03 2.01 9.16 0.33 0.35 0.05 0.58 13.42
1911-1912 T 0.00 1.23 0.16 0.10 1.27 0.07 0.00 6.99 1.66 0.12 0.00 11.60
1910-1911 0.04 T 0.01 0.82 0.15 0.07 6.70 2.91 5.15 0.28 0.02 0.03 16.18
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1909-1910 0.00 T 0.04 0.28 1.51 7.00 1.53 0.11 1.86 0.30 0.00 0.00 12.63
1908-1909 T 0.08 1.22 0.25 1.08 1.46 7.27 5.20 2.51 T 0.00 0.11 19.18
1907-1908 0.00 0.00 T 1.19 T 0.88 5.04 3.66 0.18 0.52 0.25 0.00 11.72
1906-1907 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.00 0.85 5.12 7.02 1.83 4.12 0.16 0.07 0.03 19.30
1905-1906 0.00 0.00 T 0.08 2.98 0.20 3.85 2.47 7.35 0.69 1.02 0.01 18.65
1904-1905 T 0.17 0.28 0.69 0.00 2.45 2.57 6.06 6.00 0.35 0.95 0.00 19.52
1903-1904 0.00 T 0.43 T 0.00 T 0.14 2.68 4.50 0.97 T T 8.72
1902-1903 T T T 0.40 2.08 2.50 2.10 1.52 6.93 3.77 T 0.02 19.32
1901-1902 T 0.09 0.03 1.88 0.46 0.00 1.62 3.35 2.98 0.16 0.03 T 10.60
1900-1901 T T T 0.26 6.53 T 2.49 4.38 0.45 0.68 1.50 T 16.29
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1899-1900 0.00 0.01 T 1.59 0.90 0.90 1.17 T 0.99 0.54 1.81 T 7.91
1898-1899 0.07 T 0.02 0.09 T 0.12 2.64 0.04 1.81 0.18 0.04 0.58 5.59
1897-1898 T 0.00 0.00 2.47 0.01 0.05 1.26 0.51 0.98 0.03 1.75 T 7.06
1896-1897 0.02 0.01 T 1.30 1.66 2.12 3.70 5.62 2.31 0.02 0.10 T 16.86
1895-1896 T T T 0.24 0.80 0.78 3.23 T 2.97 0.19 0.30 T 8.51
1894-1895 T 0.01 0.73 0.02 0.00 4.62 5.84 0.46 3.77 0.46 0.19 0.01 16.11
1893-1894 0.00 0.00 T 0.75 0.20 3.65 0.94 0.49 0.37 0.13 0.20 T 6.73
1892-1893 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.33 4.40 4.18 6.29 2.27 8.52 0.19 0.06 0.03 26.28
1891-1892 T 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 1.99 0.88 3.19 3.39 0.22 2.06 0.06 11.85
1890-1891 0.00 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.13 2.32 0.25 8.56 0.41 1.26 0.31 0.00 13.36
Season Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season Total
1889-1890 0.00 0.61 T 6.96 1.35 15.80 7.83 1.36 0.66 0.22 0.03 0.02 34.84
1888-1889 0.03 0.08 T 0.36 4.01 6.26 0.25 0.92 6.48 0.27 0.62 0.00 19.28
1887-1888 0.07 0.00 0.15 0.12 0.78 2.67 6.03 0.77 3.15 0.11 0.02 T 13.87
1886-1887 0.24 0.21 0.00 0.01 1.18 0.18 0.20 9.25 0.24 2.30 0.20 0.04 14.05
1885-1886 T T T 0.26 5.52 1.63 7.72 1.38 2.50 3.29 0.00 0.01 22.31
1884-1885 T T T 0.39 1.06 4.64 1.05 T 0.01 2.00 0.06 T 9.21
1883-1884 T 0.00 0.00 1.42 0.00 2.56 3.15 13.37 12.36 3.58 0.35 1.39 38.18
1882-1883 0.00 0.00 T 0.05 1.82 0.08 1.62 3.47 2.87 0.15 2.02 0.03 12.11
1881-1882 0.00 T T 0.82 0.27 0.52 1.01 2.66 2.66 1.83 0.63 T 10.40
1880-1881 T T 0.00 0.14 0.67 8.40 1.43 0.36 1.66 0.46 0.01 0.00 13.13
1879-1880 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.93 3.44 6.53 1.33 1.56 1.45 5.06 0.04 0.00 20.34
1878-1879 0.00 T 0.00 0.14 T 4.70 3.59 0.97 0.49 1.19 0.24 0.03 11.35
1877-1878 T 0.00 0.00 0.86 0.45 3.93 3.33 7.68 2.57 1.71 0.66 0.07 21.26

T = Trace amount
* This month was missing as many as 26 days or more of rain data.

Source: National Weather Service