Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate, with pleasant weather throughout the year. Summers in the city are warm and dry with coastal highs of 74°F (23°C), while inland temperatures can rise to well over 90°F (32°C). During the dry season, smog can often accumulate in the low-lying areas on still days, making the cityscape look somewhat unattractive.
Winters in Los Angeles can be cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 48°F (9°C) to 68°F (20°C). This time of year also often brings the warm, dry Santa Ana wind from the northeast, which can push winter temperatures as high as 86 °F (30 °C).