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Seasonal Rainfall (Precipitation)

Downtown Los Angeles
(USC Campus)

Rainfall Over Downtown Los Angeles at Night

Downtown Los Angeles skyline at night under the rain. Photo courtesy of Delia Thornton.

For monthly rainfall data for previous seasons, see Downtown L.A. Monthly Rainfall by Season Since 1877

Why our “Rainfall Season” is different than that of the National Weather Service

Also see:
Downtown L.A. Total Seasonal Rainfall Since 1877
Downtown L.A. Record Rain Days by Month

Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Los Angeles International Airport
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Burbank
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Lancaster
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Long Beach
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Palmdale
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Pasadena
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Sandberg
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Catalina Island
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Clarita
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Fe Dam (San Gabriel Valley)
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Santa Monica
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Westwood, Los Angeles
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Van Nuys, Los Angeles
Current Season Rainfall-to-Date - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

NOTE: When most weather reporting sources cite weather in Los Angeles (without specifying where, exactly, in Los Angeles), these numbers are typically for the Downtown Los Angeles weather station (actually located on the USC campus).

September 2020 Rainfall-to-Date

Rainfall measured in inches

Date (September) Rainfall Measured for Day Month's Accumulated Rainfall Measured
No rainfall reported by the National Weather Service to-date for this station for this month.

2020-2021 Rainfall Season-to-Date

Monthly rainfall totals for previous seasons are found at Monthly Rainfall for Downtown Los Angeles.

Rainfall measured in inches

Month Rainfall Measured Season-To-Date Rainfall For Month For Season
Monthly Normal Departure for Month Season-to-Date Normal Departure for Season
Jul 2020 0.00 0.00 0.01 -0.01 0.01 -0.01
Aug 2020 0.00 0.00 0.04 -0.04 0.05 -0.05
Sep 2020 Pending Pending 0.24 Pending 0.29 Pending
Oct 2020 Pending Pending 0.66 Pending 0.95 Pending
Nov 2020 Pending Pending 1.04 Pending 1.99 Pending
Dec 2020 Pending Pending 2.33 Pending 4.32 Pending
Month Rainfall Measured Season-To-Date Rainfall For Month For Season
Monthly Normal Departure for Month Season-to-Date Normal Departure for Season
Jan 2021 Pending Pending 3.12 Pending 7.44 Pending
Feb 2021 Pending Pending 3.80 Pending 11.24 Pending
Mar 2021 Pending Pending 2.43 Pending 13.67 Pending
Apr 2021 Pending Pending 0.91 Pending 14.58 Pending
May 2021 Pending Pending 0.26 Pending 14.84 Pending
Jun 2021 Pending Pending 0.09 Pending 14.93 Pending

† Normals here are typically National Centers For Environmental Information data used by the National Weather Service, based upon averages for rainfall seasons 1981 through 2010 (to be updated in 2020). The total season normal is 14.93 inches.

Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Los Angeles/Oxnard