Los Angeles’ Great Climate
With all of the recent rain here in Los Angeles, I became curious and wanted to see what kind of rainfall we traditionally get here. I’m so used to the absence of rain, so living through these downpours made me think about our climate, what kind of rainfall we get, how much sun and ultimately how this may affect people’s desire to live here. The chart below offers a look at monthly precipitation averages as well as our average high and low temperatures. As of January 18th of this year, we are at 4.96 inches of rain.
Here are a few more weather-related facts taken from the Los Angeles Almanac:
The 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.
It wasn’t long ago that Downtown LA received at least as much rain in January as it has this month in 2019. In January 2017 (during the 2016-2017 rainfall season), it received 8.38 inches. The record rainfall for January, however, occurred in 1969 when Downtown LA received 14.94 inches of rain.
What about sunny days? On average, there are 284 sunny days per year in Los Angeles. The US average is 205 sunny days – I like that.
So, why am I sending this?
When we think about the value of real estate here in Los Angeles, let’s not lose sight of the real reason we enjoy living here – a reason why people have migrated to Southern California over generations. It’s our temperate Mediterranean climate. Climate is an integral driver as to why people have moved here for decades and this has created a huge demand on housing which pushes prices up.
Check out the average annual lows and highs noted below.
Los Angeles weather averages:
Annual high temperature: 71.7 degrees Fahrenheit
Annual low temperature: 55.9 degrees Fahrenheit
Average temperature: 63.8 degrees Fahrenheit
Average annual precipitation: 18.67 inches
I hope you are enjoying another beautiful Southern California day – rain or shine!