Opelousas, Louisiana 

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Climate in Opelousas, Louisiana

Opelousas, Louisiana gets 63 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 214 sunny days per year in Opelousas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Opelousas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 104 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 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 41
Rain: averages 63 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

2.9 / 7.8

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

Climate Averages
  Opelousas, LouisianaUnited States
  62.9 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  103.9 days106.2 days
  214 days205 days
  92.1°85.8°
  40.5°21.7°
  6.87
  5.74.3
  66 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Opelousas with an average high temperature of 92.6°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Louisiana. In Opelousas, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Opelousas are April, October and March.


In Opelousas, there are 85.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Louisiana.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Opelousas with an average of 40.5°. This is warmer than most places in Louisiana.


In Opelousas, there are 17.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Louisiana.


In Opelousas, 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 Opelousas 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 Opelousas with 6.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 4.0 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 27% of yearly precipitation and 22% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 62.9 inches in Opelousas means that it is wetter than most places in Louisiana.


June is the rainiest month in Opelousas with 11.3 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.4 rainy days. There are 103.9 rainy days annually in Opelousas, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 21% chance of a rainy day.


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





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    Reviews for Opelousas    2 Reviews
    Follow-up to previous, After 18 months of living i - 1/21/2008
    After living in Opelousas, for 18 months I'll respond to changes from my provous post. The 24 Hour liquior sales has been banned, except at the Evangeline Downs... Read More

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    Nice City - 3/2/2007
    Hello all I'm new to Opelousas, At first When i moved here I was like why did I move here, The Roads are horrible , Infrustructure needs lots of updating (Ex. Water... Read More


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