Lafayette, Louisiana 

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Climate in Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana gets 62 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lafayette averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Lafayette. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lafayette gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 108 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 42
Rain: averages 62 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lafayette is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Louisiana.

2.9 / 7.9

Summer   /   Winter
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lafayette, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lafayette, LouisianaUnited States
  61.6 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  108.0 days106.2 days
  217 days205 days
  36 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

August is the hottest month for Lafayette with an average high temperature of 91.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Louisiana. In Lafayette, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lafayette are April, October and November.

In Lafayette, there are 73.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Louisiana.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lafayette with an average of 41.6°. This is warmer than most places in Louisiana.

In Lafayette, there are 13.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Louisiana.

In Lafayette, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.

Humidity in Lafayette can be stifling in the summer, but pleasant for most of the year. The most uncomfortably humid months are July, August and June. The humid season runs from May-September and the least humid months are October-April.

June is the wettest month in Lafayette with 6.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 3.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 28% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 61.6 inches in Lafayette means that it is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.

July is the rainiest month in Lafayette with 12.7 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 108.0 rainy days annually in Lafayette, which is rainier than most places in Louisiana. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 20% chance of a rainy day.

There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Lafayette, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Louisiana. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Lafayette.

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