Compare the Climate and Weather in Los Angeles and Athens

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Los Angeles
California, United States

Average High and Low Temperature

Compare the Average High and Low Temperature in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F6648856774429255453753NowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Los Angeles 68°F68°F70°F72°F74°F78°F83°F84°F83°F78°F72°F67°F
Athens 55°F56°F60°F68°F77°F86°F91°F90°F83°F73°F64°F57°F
Los Angeles 49°F50°F52°F55°F59°F62°F65°F66°F64°F60°F53°F48°F
Athens 42°F42°F45°F51°F59°F67°F73°F73°F66°F59°F51°F45°F

Los Angeles

Average Hourly Temperature in Los AngelesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcoldcold


Average Hourly Temperature in AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotvery coldcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies

Compare the Chance of Clearer Skies in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%91579955NowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 61%58%64%73%78%87%89%90%90%80%70%62%
Athens 60%59%61%65%72%88%98%96%83%65%58%56%

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Compare the Daily Chance of Precipitation in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%21253AthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 5.2d5.6d4.4d2.0d0.8d0.2d0.1d0.3d0.5d1.6d2.8d4.7d
Athens 6.4d5.9d5.3d4.1d2.7d1.8d1.1d1.3d2.3d4.2d6.4d7.0d

Average Monthly Rainfall

Compare the Average Monthly Rainfall in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in3.42.50.2AthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Los Angeles 2.6″3.3″2.0″0.7″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.5″1.0″2.2″
Athens 1.8″1.7″1.6″1.0″0.6″0.4″0.2″0.3″0.5″1.4″2.4″2.2″

Hours of Daylight

Compare the Hours of Daylight in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.49.9NowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Los Angeles 10.2h11.0h12.0h13.1h14.0h14.4h14.1h13.4h12.3h11.3h10.4h9.9h
Athens 9.9h10.8h12.0h13.2h14.2h14.8h14.5h13.6h12.4h11.2h10.1h9.6h

Chance of Muggy Conditions

Compare the Chance of Muggy Conditions in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%78AthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.7d1.9d1.1d0.2d0.0d0.0d
Athens 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d1.8d2.3d1.6d0.7d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed

Compare the Average Wind Speed in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph12 mph12 mph8. AngelesLos Angeles
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles

Average Water Temperature

Compare the Average Water Temperature in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F68587858NowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles 59°F58°F59°F60°F62°F64°F67°F68°F68°F66°F63°F60°F
Athens 59°F58°F58°F60°F65°F72°F76°F78°F76°F72°F67°F62°F

Tourism Score

Compare the Tourism Score in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108. AngelesLos Angeles
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score

Compare the Beach/Pool Score in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.90.59.1NowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season

Compare the Growing Season in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days

Compare the Growing Degree Days in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FNowNowAthensAthensLos AngelesLos Angeles
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Compare the Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Los Angeles and AthensJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh8. AngelesLos Angeles
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los Angeles

This report illustrates the typical weather for Los Angeles and Athens year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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