Best Time to Visit New Orleans

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit New Orleans. We created climate tables and charts for the location of New Orleans. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit New Orleans for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 5 °C to 33 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 3.076.18 in (5 – 12 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit New Orleans: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
AprilApr
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MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
Very hot (average up to 28 °C)
AugustAug
TemperaturesTemp. up to 32 °C
SeptemberSep
TemperaturesTemp. up to 31 °C
OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C

Climate Chart New Orleans

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table New Orleans

In the following, you will find the climate table for New Orleans, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature16°18°22°26°29°32°33°32°30°26°22°18°
Night Temperature11°15°18°22°23°23°21°15°11°
Precipitation (inch)5.046.024.924.494.575.836.16.185.513.074.415.75
Rainy days88767912128578
Hours of Sunshine567899888865
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 20.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.5 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 61.89 inch on 97 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in New Orleans
clear sky     clear sky, 17.4 °C
Clouds: 1 %       Wind: 4 mph N
Air Pressure: 1012 hPa       Humidity: 82 %
Last updated: 25th Feb 2020, 06:16 pm
The next days …
26th Feb 202027th Feb 202028th Feb 202029th Feb 20201st Mar 20202nd Mar 2020
overcast clouds7 °C to 13 °Csky is clear5 °C to 11 °Cfew clouds7 °C to 16 °Csky is clear10 °C to 16 °Csky is clear10 °C to 19 °Clight rain17 °C to 22 °C
7 °C to 13 °C5 °C to 11 °C7 °C to 16 °C10 °C to 16 °C10 °C to 19 °C17 °C to 22 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 15 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 100 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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USA: Regions

New Orleans is part of the holiday destination USA. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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