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Old 02-21-2019, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Anything under 82f is cold to me to swim in jim. Plus way too much boring sunshine for my taste. Water temps are nothing like my part of the gulf at 90f+.
When I went to Formentera the water temp was 24C and that was certainly warm enough to swim in. I also swim in UK water in summer that’s only 16C. Sunshine makes it more pleasant to swim in especially when you dry off on the beach.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Does LA really have a 4 season climate? To me, it's more of a 2 season climate. Wet season and dry season.

A lot depends on your proximity to the ocean.



I grew up in Torrance. The marine layer rolls in and it rarely gets hot. Even in mid summer most days it cools off in the afternoon. June is often cooler and gloomier than March or November. Highs in the 60's and 70's year round. You could say the rainy season would be the main difference.



By the time I was a teenager I lived in the San Fernando Valley which is more seasonal. The Santa Monica Mountains block most of the marine influence. Hot summers often over 100 degrees and frosty winter mornings. January and July are quite different.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't live in Los Angeles and never have, but is this a pretty accurate take on L.A. weather? Please make any corrections as needed.
  • Spring: April through June (3 months)
  • Summer: July through November (5 months)
  • Fall: December (1 month)
  • Winter: January through March (3 months)
  • Lots of seasonal lag in the spring and summer
  • Almost no fall — goes quickly from summer (high of 85F) to winter (high of 65F) in the span of a month
  • Takes forever to warm up over the spring months
  • "June gloom" is a real thing, with June days often being cloudy/foggy and struggling to get out of the 60s F, especially near the ocean, while much of the rest of the country is already in the 80s and 90s F
  • Winter days are often cool, rainy, and cloudy, with those days being stuck in the upper 50s and lower 60s F but interspersed with warmer, sunnier days (70s F) and even a few hotter days here and there
  • Winter weather, whether it's more of a sunnier/warmer winter or a rainier/cooler winter, depends on if it's an El Niño year or a La Niña year
  • It's still peak summer heat in October and early November, when the rest of the country is already deep in the throes of fall
I corrected it above. February is the rainiest month in LA. This year is no exception, they have been hammered on in January and February. March can still be unsettled, it resembles Winter (rainy) more than Spring. The rainy season usually doesn't start until January, this year is an exception. December can have highs in the 70's so it's really like a Fall month.

The seasonal lag is strong in the Spring. Summer doesn't start until July but then it lasts a long time. November is warmer than June. March is colder than December.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Really the only thing I don't like about LA is May Grey and June Gloom. But that can be solved by living a little inland and only visiting the beach from July to December.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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It's all a matter of frame of reference. June Gloom would be considered okay summer weather in much of the UK and Ireland.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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It's all a matter of frame of reference. June Gloom would be considered okay summer weather in much of the UK and Ireland.
No it wouldn't if it lasted all day. OK summer weather here is 22°C and sunny, in fact that's delightful.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The UK averages like 35-45% of sunshine in the summer. LA is still a lot sunnier in June.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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The UK averages like 35-45% of sunshine in the summer. LA is still a lot sunnier in June.
Selsey in July has nearly as much sun as LA in June
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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Relativity does seem to be the key word here. LA's June gloom would be basically like a warm sunny month in England.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:29 PM
 
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Pretty accurate, except I disagree that peak summer temperatures continue into November. Really, peak temperatures are over by the beginning of October. It can still be "hot" and definitely still dry, but it's not normally hot like August and early September, which in my experience is absolutely the hottest time of the year.

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Winter days are sunny and delightful with occasional rain, not cool and cloudy.
Not this winter.
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