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-- Monthly High/Low & Average Temperatures for Downtown Los Angeles




Record Temperatures
Downtown Los Angeles & Los Angeles International Airport

Measurements are in Degrees Fahrenheit. Year is the latest for that record temperature.

Downtown Los Angeles High 113 September 27, 2010
Low 28 January 7, 1949
Los Angeles International Airport High 110 September 26, 1963
Low 23 January 1937


HIGHEST & LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDS - LOS ANGELES COUNTY

The highest temperature historically recorded among the 20 Los Angeles County weather stations monitored by the Almanac (according to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information) was 135oF, recorded in Beverly Hills on January 22, 2017. This followed 134oF, recorded just six months ealier, at the same location, on June 30, 2016. These very rare extreme temperatures are typically only reached in Death Valley in the California desert. The Almanac admits bewilderment at such a high temperatures recorded in the Los Angeles area (especially the one recorded during January) and that nearby UCLA weather station, less than three miles away, did not record temperatures anywhere near these extremes. Nevertheless, we offer no grounds for challenging these records.

The latest lowest temperature recorded in Los Angeles County was 0oF in Saugus in Santa Clarita on January 12, 1995. There were several zero temperature measurements in the last week of December 1994 and during January 1995. These were interspaced with daily low temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The Almanac questions whether these zero measurements reflected actual minimum temperatures at the time or simply "no data" recordings. The lowest non-zero temperature recorded was 2oF in Lancaster on December 24, 1984.

Source: Western Regional Climate Center



Record Monthly Temperatures & Year of Record
Key Los Angeles County Stations
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Record high temperatures are bolded in red and record low temperatures bolded in blue for each station. Annual record high and low temperatures for each station are listed under "Annual" column. Record years are the latest year in which records were either set or tied.

Measurements are in Degrees Fahrenheit.

Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Los Angeles Downtown1 High 95
1971
95
1995
99
1879
106
1989
103
1896
112
1990
109
1891
106
1885
113
2010
108
1987
100
1966
92
1938
113
2010
Low 28
1949
28
1883
31
1893
36
1901
40
1883
46
1894
49
1888
49
1901
44
1880
40
1892
34
1886
30
1978
28
1949
Beverly Hills High 135*
2017
96
2016
100
2007
107
2004
109
2014
134*
2016
119
2018
113
2020
119
2010
112
2012
103
2012
93
2015
135*
2017
Low 14
2017
36
2013
34
2006
37
2011
43
2011
45
1999
51
2012
51
2010
10
2006
44
2013
18
2014
35
1998
10
2006
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Burbank2 High 92
2021
91
1954
96
1966
100
2022
105
1942
111
2017
114
2018
112
2022
114
2020
105
2012
97
2010
92
1958
114
2020
Low 22
1979
27
1978
23
1985
32
1978
39
1975
43
1971
45
1979
46
1975
43
1941
33
1971
29
1975
22
1978
22
1979
Claremont High 90
2003
89
2016
93
2004
100
2004
103
2014
107
2016
112
2018
107
2017
113
2020
104
2012
98
2010
84
2004
113
2020
Low 27
2007
31
2011
31
2006
32
2011
39
2011
42
1999
50
2023
49
2010
48
2007
39
2019
32
2004
30
2010
27
2007
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Hawthorne3 High 91
2003
91
2016
94
2015
101
2008
95
2007
95
2006
99
2018
94
2009
111
2010
106
2017
101
2010
87
2010
111
2010
Low 34
2011
38
1999
41
2006
43
1999
50
2017
49
2016
57
2009
58
2013
57
2010
50
2000
41
2004
37
2001
34
2011
Lancaster4 High 78
2003
84
2014
91
2004
96
2021
106
2003
115
2013
113
2021
111
2020
113
2022
101
2020
87
2023
79
2015
115
2013
Low 3
2007
11
1979
17
2002
23
1945
32
2011
38
1967
45
1948
43
1945
27
1948
18
2019
12
1964
2
1984
2
1984
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Long Beach5 High 93
2003
92
2016
98
1988
105
1989
104
2004
109
1981
109
2018
105
1967
111
2010
111
1961
101
1966
92
1958
111
2010
Low 25
1963
33
1965
33
1964
38
1975
40
1964
47
1967
51
1960
55
1978
50
1965
39
1972
34
1958
28
1990
25
1963
Los Angeles Airport High 91
2003
92
1963
95
1988
102
1989
97
2014
104
1981
97
1985
98
1955
110
1963
106
1961
101
1966
94
1958
110
1963
Low 27
1949
34
1949
35
1945
42
1998
45
1964
48
1950
52
1948
51
1948
47
1948
43
1971
38
1964
32
1968
27
1949
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Palmdale6 High 85
2010
84
2014
90
2007
96
2020
106
2003
113
1961
113
2007
111
2020
111
2020
101
2020
87
2023
85
1958
113
2007
Low 3
1963
11
1953
16
1971
26
1999
28
1988
30
1995
44
1979
41
1979
32
1948
18
1971
4
1964
6
1962
3
1963
Pasadena High 93
1971
92
2016
98
1916
105
1989
104
2014
113
1917
113
2018
109
2020
115
2020
108
1991
101
2010
93
1958
115
2020
Low 21
1913
26
1929
29
1922
31
1917
32
1915
41
1998
45
1933
43
1912
41
1916
36
1922
26
1919
25
1916
21
1913
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
San Gabriel Valley7 High 94
2003
94
2015
100
1997
107
2004
108
2014
130
2012
118
2018
112
2017
116
2020
111
2012
101
1997
91
2013
130
2012
Low 29
2013
32
2011
35
2006
36
2018
44
2010
46
2011
50
2012
50
2010
49
2010
38
1993
33
2010
27
1993
27
1993
Sandberg High 82
2018
78
2014
83
2015
86
2021
98
2021
107
2021
103
2017
104
2017
105
2020
94
1987
83
2017
75
2017
107
2021
Low 3
1937
13
1989
14
1987
22
2011
26
1975
30
1967
40
1940
40
1968
35
1948
21
1971
21
1964
11
1990
3
1937
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Santa Catalina Island8 High 85
2021
87
1963
90
1966
92
2004
96
2008
102
2016
106
2018
103
1967
110
2020
99
2020
91
2017
81
2022
110
2020
Low 29
1949
32
1949
18
1976
39
2019
43
1964
45
1967
49
1952
50
2010
48
1948
41
1949
37
2000
34
1967
18
1976
Santa Clarita9 High 87
2003
93
2014
95
2007
101
1996
108
2001
111
2000
117
2006
114
1996
115
2020
109
2012
126
2002
88
2008
126
2002
Low 0
1995
29
1996
32
2006
33
2011
40
2011
42
1999
52
2012
51
2010
45
2019
40
1996
33
2019
0
1994
0
1994
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Santa Monica10 High 88
2018
90
2022
94
2015
95
2009
91
2014
87
2015
92
2018
93
2017
103
2010
101
2017
95
2016
86
2010
103
2010
Low 32
2007
38
2013
39
2006
42
2011
47
2023
51
2011
56
2015
54
2010
51
2010
47
2019
38
2010
37
2015
32
2007
Torrance11 High 91
2003
92
1954
96
1998
104
1989
98
1979
102
1979
100
2018
101
1983
108
1988
106
1961
98
1966
94
1958
108
1988
Low 24
1937
27
2008
28
1944
28
1956
37
1934
36
1992
42
2005
44
2007
41
1936
36
1935
29
1938
27
2004
24
1937
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Van Nuys12 High 92
2003
92
2014
97
2013
101
2004
105
2013
114
2016
117
2018
112
2020
118
2020
107
2020
96
2020
89
2021
118
2020
Low 22
1949
27
1949
32
2006
36
2011
38
1950
46
1949
50
1949
47
1949
45
1949
35
1949
31
2004
28
1998
22
1949
Westwood13 High 91
1971
91
1995
94
1988
103
1989
97
2014
102
1979
103
1959
99
1935
109
1939
103
1958
99
2010
94
1958
109
1939
Low 30
1949
33
1942
34
1936
37
1933
43
1933
44
1950
51
1941
50
1943
47
1945
40
1971
33
1958
25
1941
25
1941
Station Temp Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Whittier Hills High 92
2003
93
2016
98
2015
100
2009
103
2014
102
2008
112
2018
109
2020
114
2010
108
2017
102
2010
87
2010
114
2010
Low 35
2007
34
2011
37
2006
38
2011
45
2017
47
1999
52
2010
52
2010
51
2010
47
2011
40
2019
37
2009
34
2011
Woodland Hills14 High 93
1975
94
1986
101
1988
105
1989
113
1984
113
2016
119
2006
116
1985
120
2020
110
1980
101
2006
96
1958
120
2020
Low 19
1950
18
1989
26
1966
30
2008
33
1950
36
1950
42
1952
42
1950
38
1954
27
1971
23
1958
20
1990
18
1989

* See comment box above, "Highest & Lowest Temperature Records - Los Angeles County," preceeding the table above.
† There were several zero temperature measurements in the last week of December 1994 and the following January. These were interspaced with daily low temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The Almanac has some question about whether these zero measurements reflected actual minimum temperatures or simply "no data" entries.

1) USC Campus
2) Hollywood Burbank Airport
3) Hawthorne Municipal Airport
4) William J Fox Airfield
5) Long Beach Airport
6) Palmdale Regional Airport
7) Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, Irwindale
8) Catalina Airport
9) Saugus
10) Santa Monica Airport
11) Torrance Municipal Airport - Zamperini Field
12) Van Nuys Airport
13) UCLA Campus
14) Pierce College Campus

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Los Angeles and NOAA National Climate Data Center.