Best Time To Visit New Orleans - 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:

15-Oct-2018
Today 15 Oct

86

72

Light rain starting in the evening.

Wind:2.37 m/s

Humidity:85%

Precipitation:0.79%

  • Tue 16 Oct
    81 | 64

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 17 Oct
    78 | 69

    Partly cloudy overnight.

  • Thu 18 Oct
    83 | 75

    Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 19 Oct
    78 | 62

    Humid throughout the day and breezy overnight.

  • Sat 20 Oct
    70 | 61

    Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 21 Oct
    72 | 65

    Overcast throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in New Orleans

Average Temperature in New Orleans by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 60℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Feb

Average temperature: 63℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Mar

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 81℉

Apr

Average temperature: 71℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

May

Average temperature: 74℉

Minimum temperature: 57℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Jun

Average temperature: 79℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Jul

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Aug

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Sep

Average temperature: 79℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Oct

Average temperature: 72℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Nov

Average temperature: 64℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 81℉

Dec

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Highest temperature in New Orleans is recorded as 91.4℉ in July and August.

Lowest temperature in New Orleans is recorded as 28.4℉ in January.

Average Rain in New Orleans by Month (in mm)

  • 160
  • 120
  • 80
  • 40 0
Jan

Average Rain: 98.85 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1128.8 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 33.51 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 421.17 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 49.8 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 572.9 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 52.34 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 682.81 mm

May

Average Rain: 125.67 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 737.01 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 158.76 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 637.95 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 85.16 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 939.88 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 151.79 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 654.95 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 29.31 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 334.43 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 66.28 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 625.57 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 7.94 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 72.79 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 122.47 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1128.8 mm

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

Months with no rains or lowest rains in New Orleans is November.

Average Humidity in New Orleans by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Feb

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Mar

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 36%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 48%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

May

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Jun

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Jul

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Aug

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Sep

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Oct

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Nov

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Dec

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 51%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Most humid month in New Orleans is June.

Least humid month in New Orleans is April.

Best time to visit New Orleans Attractions in October

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