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Total Seasonal Rainfall (Precipitation)
Downtown Los Angeles, 1877-2016

Rainfall at the Getty Center. Photo courtesy of MonicaVolpin & Pixabay.com.

Average for seasons 1877 through 2016 (140 seasons): 14.75 inches*

Month-by-month numbers for latest season (2016-2017)

Season (July 1-June 30) Total Inches of Rainfall Inches Above/Below (+/-)
140 Season Average
2017-2018 Season-to-Date Rainfall, Month-to-month.
2016-2017 19.00 +4.25
2015-2016 9.65 -5.10
2014-2015 8.52 -6.23
2013-2014 6.08 -8.67
2012-2013 5.85 -8.90
2011-2012 8.69 -6.06
2010-2011 20.20 +5.45
2009-2010 16.36 +1.61
2008-2009 9.08 -5.67
2007-2008 13.53 -1.22
2006-2007 3.21 -11.54
2005-2006 13.19 -1.56
2004-2005 37.25 +22.50
2003-2004 9.24 -5.51
2002-2003 16.49 +1.74
2001-2002 4.42 -10.33
2000-2001 17.94 +3.19
1999-2000 11.57 -3.18
1998-1999 9.09 -5.66
1997-1998 31.01 +16.26
1996-1997 12.40 -2.35
1995-1996 12.46 -2.29
1994-1995 24.35 +9.60
1993-1994 8.11 -6.64
1992-1993 27.36 +12.61
1991-1992 21.00 +6.25
1990-1991 11.47 -3.28
1989-1990 7.35 -7.40
1988-1989 8.08 -6.67
1987-1988 12.48 -2.27
1986-1987 7.66 -7.09
1985-1986 17.86 +3.11
1984-1985 12.82 -1.93
1983-1984 10.43 -4.32
1982-1983 31.25 +16.50
1981-1982 10.71 -4.04
1980-1981 8.98 -5.77
1979-1980 26.98 +12.23
1978-1979 19.67 +4.92
1977-1978 33.44 +18.69
1976-1977 12.31 -2.44
1975-1976 7.22 -7.53
1974-1975 14.35 -0.40
1973-1974 14.92 +0.17
1972-1973 21.26 +6.51
1971-1972 7.17 -7.58
1970-1971 12.32 -2.43
1969-1970 7.77 -6.98
1968-1969 27.47 +12.72
1967-1968 16.58 +1.83
1966-1967 22.00 +7.25
1965-1966 20.44 +5.69
1964-1965 13.69 -1.06
1963-1964 7.93 -6.82
1962-1963 8.38 -6.37
1961-1962 18.79 +4.04
1960-1961 4.85 -9.90
1959-1960 8.18 -6.57
1958-1959 5.58 -9.17
1957-1958 21.13 +6.38
1956-1957 9.54 -5.21
1955-1956 16.00 +1.25
1954-1955 11.94 -2.81
1953-1954 11.99 -2.76
1952-1953 9.46 -5.29
1951-1952 26.21 +11.46
1950-1951 8.21 -6.54
1949-1950 10.60 -4.15
1948-1949 7.99 -6.76
1947-1948 7.22 -7.53
1946-1947 12.61 -2.14
1945-1946 12.13 -2.62
1944-1945 11.58 -3.17
1943-1944 19.21 +4.46
1942-1943 19.17 +4.42
1941-1942 11.18 -3.57
1940-1941 32.76 +18.01
1939-1940 18.96 +4.21
1938-1939 13.07 -1.68
1937-1938 23.43 +8.68
1936-1937 22.41 +7.66
1935-1936 12.07 -2.68
1934-1935 21.66 +6.91
1933-1934 14.55 -0.20
1932-1933 11.84 -2.91
1931-1932 16.95 +2.20
1930-1931 12.53 -2.22
1929-1930 12.50 -2.25
1928-1929 12.66 -2.09
1927-1928 9.77 -4.98
1926-1927 17.71 +2.96
1925-1926 17.56 +2.81
1924-1925 7.87 -6.88
1923-1924 6.67 -8.08
1922-1923 9.59 -5.16
1921-1922 19.66 +4.91
1920-1921 13.71 -1.04
1919-1920 12.52 -2.23
1918-1919 8.58 -6.17
1917-1918 13.86 -0.89
1916-1917 15.26 +0.51
1915-1916 19.92 +5.17
1914-1915 17.05 +2.30
1913-1914 23.68 +8.93
1912-1913 12.86 -1.89
1911-1912 11.44 -3.31
1910-1911 16.07 +1.32
1909-1910 11.83 -2.92
1908-1909 18.63 +3.88
1907-1908 10.97 -3.78
1906-1907 18.11 +3.36
1905-1906 19.15 +4.40
1904-1905 19.52 +4.77
1903-1904 8.72 -6.03
1902-1903 19.32 +4.57
1901-1902 10.60 -4.15
1900-1901 16.29 +1.54
1899-1900 7.91 -6.84
1898-1899 5.59 -9.16
1897-1898 7.06 -7.69
1896-1897 16.86 +2.11
1895-1896 8.51 -6.24
1894-1895 16.11 +1.36
1893-1894 6.73 -8.02
1892-1893 26.28 +11.53
1891-1892 11.85 -2.90
1890-1891 13.36 -1.39
1889-1890 34.84 +20.09
1888-1889 19.28 +4.53
1887-1888 13.87 -0.88
1886-1887 14.05 -0.70
1885-1886 22.31 +7.56
1884-1885 9.21 -5.54
1883-1884 38.18 +23.43
1882-1883 12.11 -2.64
1881-1882 10.40 -4.35
1880-1881 13.13 -1.62
1879-1880 20.34 +5.59
1878-1879 11.35 -3.40
1877-1878 21.26 +6.51

* Some earlier seasons (especially prior to 1941-1942) did not have complete data. In some cases, as many as 26 days or more were missing in the course of one month.

Source: National Weather Service