When we hear New Orleans we almost automatically equate the city with its world-renowned Mardi Gras celebrations.. Or we think of Essence Fest which happens around the Fourth of July each year. However, New Orleans is still a popular place to visit any time of year. To prepare you for your trip, here is all you need to know about the weather in Louisiana’s most famous city.
Peak season for tourists in New Orleans is February through May. During this time you can expect mild weather in addition to a host of exciting events..
The coldest month is January, where temperatures drop down to around 43 degrees Fahrenheit at night. However, winter rarely get too cold as daytime temps will reach the low 60s. Wear layers to be safe during these months. July is the warmest month with daytime temps reaching around 91 degrees Fahrenheit. It can get pretty warm and humid during the day so wear lighter colored clothing and breathable material. .
October and November usually provide comfortably cool and dry days. Just be sure to pack a jacket or sweater during this time.
New Orleans’ rainiest month is July with an average of 12 rainy days. Don’t forget to pack your umbrella or a poncho just in case.
In the Northern Atlantic Ocean region, hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Peak hurricane season is said to be from late August through September. A tropical cyclone can be expected about two times every three years. On the flip side, a hurricane makes landfall once every 2.8 years according to Wikipedia. The last known hurricane for New Orleans was in 2008. No need to be too worried about traveling during this time. Just be sure to check the news prior to your trip to ensure you are properly prepared.
But let’s be real here: any time you get the opportunity to visit the Big Easy, you should visit. Check out our upcoming Travel Noire experience HERE.