New Orleans, Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The region experiences plenty of rainfall throughout the year, with an average of over 64 inches per year. Summers can be very hot in New Orleans, with temperatures regularly exceeding 90°F (32°C). Winters are often mild, although temperatures can drop into the upper-50s °F (near 14°C) at times. The area is also susceptible to tropical storms and hurricanes during hurricane season, which runs from June through November each year.
New Orleans, Louisiana gets 64 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
New Orleans averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in New Orleans. The US average is 205 sunny days.
New Orleans 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 45
Rain: averages 64 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for New Orleans is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is one of the least comfortable places in Louisiana.
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Summer / Winter
April, November and October are the most pleasant months in New Orleans, while July and August are the least comfortable months.