Best Time To Visit New Orleans

Best Time To Go To New Orleans

Wondering when to visit New Orleans? Weather in New Orleans is sub-tropical. So, the winters are mildly cold and the summers are hot and humid. The area is hurricane prone.

  • February-May: This is the peak season to visit New Orleans. This is the season of Mardi Gras, coinciding with springtime when the weather is comfortably warm, with average high temperatures ranging from the low 70s to the mid-80s.
  • June-August: This is the rainiest season and the tourists can get best deals with hotels. Although considered to be an off season, you can get the best hotel stay during this span.
  • September- November: Hotels remain at lower costs, although this marks the season of hurricanes.
  • December- January: There are fewer tourists, but this remains to be one of the best time to visit New Orleans as the temperatures remain cool enough. Also, you won’t get the rush which you otherwise get during Mardi Gras.

Best time to visit New Orleans is in the months from February to May. This is the time when festivities and celebrations take place. Temperatures vary between 48°F and 85°F.

However, if you want to avoid the Mardi Gras rush, the months of December and January will suite you fine. Temperatures vary between 46°F to 63°F.

Climate in New Orleans

Know weather for your travel dates:

17-Jan-2018
oF | oC
Today 17 Jan

2oC

-3oC

Snow (1–2 cm.) and breezy in the morning.

Wind:5.72 m/s

Humidity:61%

Precipitation:0.1%

  • Thu 18 Jan
    6oC | 2oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Fri 19 Jan
    11oC | 8oC

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Sat 20 Jan
    17oC | 13oC

    Partly cloudy until evening.

  • Sun 21 Jan
    20oC | 12oC

    Heavy rain overnight.

  • Mon 22 Jan
    15oC | 6oC

    Mostly cloudy in the morning.

  • Tue 23 Jan
    14oC | 7oC

    Clear throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in New Orleans

Average Temperature in New Orleans by month

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  • 30o
  • 20o
  • 10o 0o
Jan

Average temperature: 20oC

Minimum temperature: 14oC

Maximum temperature: 24oC

Feb

Average temperature: 18oC

Minimum temperature: 12oC

Maximum temperature: 23oC

Mar

Average temperature: 19oC

Minimum temperature: 10oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Apr

Average temperature: 22oC

Minimum temperature: 16oC

Maximum temperature: 26oC

May

Average temperature: 22oC

Minimum temperature: 16oC

Maximum temperature: 28oC

Jun

Average temperature: 25oC

Minimum temperature: 22oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Jul

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 24oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Aug

Average temperature: 27oC

Minimum temperature: 23oC

Maximum temperature: 31oC

Sep

Average temperature: 27oC

Minimum temperature: 23oC

Maximum temperature: 30oC

Oct

Average temperature: 25oC

Minimum temperature: 21oC

Maximum temperature: 30oC

Nov

Average temperature: 22oC

Minimum temperature: 17oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Dec

Average temperature: 15oC

Minimum temperature: 9oC

Maximum temperature: 23oC

Highest temperature in New Orleans is recorded as 32oC in July.

Lowest temperature in New Orleans is recorded as 9oC in December.

Average Rain in New Orleans by Month (in mm)

  • 680
  • 510
  • 340
  • 170 0
Jan

Average Rain: 663.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 261.7 mm

Maximum Rain: 1128.8 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 11.36 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 34.08 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 2.07 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

May

Average Rain: 214.19 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 642.58 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 259.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 17.01 mm

Maximum Rain: 476.89 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 9.81 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 29.44 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 20.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 15.48 mm

Maximum Rain: 29.44 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 244.65 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 625.57 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 36.64 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 55.72 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 61.94 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 184.28 mm

Maximum rain recorded in New Orleans is 1128.8 mm in January.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in New Orleans are February and July.

Average Humidity in New Orleans by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 96%

Minimum Humidity: 96%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Feb

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Mar

Average Humidity: 67%

Minimum Humidity: 36%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Apr

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

May

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jun

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 85%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Jul

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 78%

Aug

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 75%

Sep

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Oct

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Nov

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Dec

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 73%

Most humid month in New Orleans is January.

Least humid month in New Orleans is December.

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