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New Orleans, Louisiana Climate & Temperature

  • New Orleans, Louisiana, Usa is at 29°59'N, 90°15'W, 9 m (30 ft). See map.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification New Orleans, Louisiana is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17 °C (30.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. New Orleans, Louisiana Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 17.2°C (63°F) on average falling to 6.5°C (43.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 25.6°C (78.1°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 14.7°C (58.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 32.2°C (90°F) and average low temperatures are 22.4°C (72.3°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 26.1°C (79°F) during the day and lows of 15.4°C (59.7°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1571.8 mm (61.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1571.8 Litres/m² (38.55 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2635 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from New Orleans, Louisiana you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Amsterdam Island, French Southern Lands where you would find a Marine west coast climate.

New Orleans, Louisiana Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (61) 18 (64) 22 (72) 26 (78) 29 (84) 32 (89) 33 (91) 32 (90) 30 (87) 26 (79) 22 (71) 18 (64) 25 (78)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 11 (51) 12 (54) 16 (62) 20 (69) 24 (75) 27 (80) 28 (82) 28 (82) 26 (78) 21 (69) 16 (61) 13 (55) 20 (68)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (42) 7 (44) 11 (52) 15 (58) 18 (65) 22 (71) 23 (73) 23 (73) 21 (69) 15 (59) 11 (51) 7 (45) 15 (59)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 128 (5) 153 (6) 125 (5) 114 (5) 116 (5) 148 (6) 155 (6) 157 (6) 140 (6) 78 (3) 112 (4) 146 (6) 1572 (62)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 10 (32) 9 (32) 9 (29) 7 (23) 8 (26) 11 (37) 14 (45) 14 (45) 10 (33) 6 (19) 7 (23) 10 (32) 115 (31)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 07' 5h 31' 6h 48' 7h 54' 8h 42' 9h 02' 7h 38' 8h 25' 7h 48' 8h 01' 6h 18' 5h 11' 7h 12'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 25' 11h 04' 11h 55' 12h 51' 13h 37' 14h 01' 13h 50' 13h 11' 12h 17' 11h 22' 10h 36' 10h 13' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 50 (50) 50 (50) 58 (42) 62 (38) 64 (36) 65 (35) 56 (44) 64 (36) 64 (36) 71 (29) 60 (40) 51 (49) 60 (40)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 40.2 49.5 60.4 72 80.3 83.4 80.3 72 60.5 49 39.9 36.6 60.3

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