About this map

Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate, which means warm summers and mild winters. This climate allows for a great diversity of habitats, including oak woodlands, chaparral, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub.

The majority of climate studies reveal an ongoing warming trend across the globe, and Los Angeles is no exception. The projections in this map depict changes in 1) average and 2) maximum temperature by 2050 (toggle between layers using the legend). This projection uses the most sustainable emission scenario from the IPCC. A rise in temperatures is expected across the region, especially inland Southern California.

Data source: Fick and Hijmans 2017 in International Journal of Climatology, 37(12), 4302-4315. Retrieved from WorldClim.org