Lafayette Metro Area, Louisiana 

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Climate in Lafayette Metro Area, Louisiana

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

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

On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Lafayette Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lafayette Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 106 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 41
Rain: averages 62 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.8 / 10
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in the Lafayette metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lafayette, LouisianaUnited States
  61.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  106.4 days106.2 days
  218 days205 days
  91.3°85.8°
  41.4°21.7°
  6.87
  5.84.3
  19 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 the Lafayette metro area with an average high temperature of 91.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Louisiana. In the Lafayette metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the Lafayette metro area are April, October and November.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Lafayette metro area with an average of 41.4°. This is warmer than most places in Louisiana.


In the Lafayette metro area, there are 77.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.


In the Lafayette metro area, there are 13.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Louisiana.


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


June is the wettest month in the Lafayette metro area with 7.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is March with 4.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 29% of yearly precipitation and 21% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 61.5 inches in the Lafayette metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Louisiana.


July is the rainiest month in the Lafayette metro area with 12.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.1 rainy days. There are 106.4 rainy days annually in the Lafayette metro area, 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 the Lafayette metro area, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Louisiana. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the Lafayette metro area.





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