UCLA Weather

from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Friday - 8:30pm

Partly Cloudy w/ Gusts


High - 81°

Low - 66°

Today: Scattered high clouds but mostly sunny day and breezy at times. Decreasing high clouds tonight but breezy.

Five Day Forecast

Latest Average Hourly Temperatures

I don't have much time, but there isn't a lot to talk about that hasn't been said already. A strong, northerly, wind flow pattern continues today. At UCLA, the peak wind gust so far has been 44 mph (around 7:30 AM), but similar gusts or higher could repeat tonight (computer models predict peak winds late tonight). A general decrease in wind (all areas of the Southland) should occur tomorrow afternoon, and the current pattern should become a weak, on-shore flow by Monday.

The only real change in the forecast is that I lowered expectations of high temperatures slightly. The various models have backed off on predicted temperatures aloft over the weekend. It'll still be well above normal this weekend, however. If today's NAM model is right, the development of a shallow marine layer on Monday(helped by a forecast, coastal eddy) will bring much cooler weather that day (back to near seasonable levels).

Slightly warmer weather should occur on Tuesday, and predicted high pressure for the middle of next week should bring back, much warmer than normal weather for midweek. A return to cooler weather is still anticipated for the subsequent weekend (potential for "May Gray" weather...extensive, persistent low clouds west of the mountains and even a chance for spotty, early morning mist). Depending on which model solution is right, that weather may persist for several days.

UCLA Forecasts and analyses are written by James Murakami

– posted: 2017-04-28

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