Rainfall Normals
& High, Low & 24-Hour Records

Downtown Los Angeles Weather Station

Measured in Inches

Month Normal* Record High Record Low 24-Hour Record
January 3.33 14.94 (1969) 0 (1976) 5.71 (1956)
February 3.68 13.68 (1998) 0 (1984) 4.80 (1913)
March 3.14 12.36 (1884) 0 (1997) 5.88 (1938)
April 0.83 7.53 (1926) 0 (1997) 2.74 (1926)
May 0.31 3.57 (1921) 0 (2001) 2.02 (1977)
June 0.06 1.39 (1884) 0 (2001) 0.76 (1993)
July 0.01 0.24 (1886) 0 (2002) 0.36 (2015)
August 0.13 2.26 (1977) 0 (2001) 2.06 (1977)
September 0.32 5.67 (1939) 0 (2001) 3.96 (1939)
October 0.37 6.96 (1889) 0 (1999) 3.16 (1889)
November 1.32 9.68 (1965) 0 (2000) 3.85 (1966)
December 1.05 15.80 (1889) 0 (2000) 5.55 (2004)
Season Total 15.14 38.18 (1883-1884) 4.35 (2001-2002) 5.88 (March 2, 1938)

* Normals taken from the 30-year normals from 1971-2000

Source: National Weather Service

Monthly Precipitation (rainfall) 1877 - 2016


Wettest Days Recorded in Downtown Los Angeles

Inches of Rainfall Date
5.88 March 2, 1938
5.71 January 26,1956
5.55 December 28, 2004
4.86 December 31, 1933
4.80 February 24, 1913


During a 24-hour period from December 31, 1933 through January 1, 1934, 7.36 inches of rain fell on the Los Angeles Civic Center, a record for a 24-hour period at that location.