Louisiana Climate


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Louisiana State experiences a humid subtropical climate typical of the Southeastern United States. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures usually reaching the mid-90s (°F). Winter weather is mild with average lows in the mid-50s (°F). Louisiana State also experiences its fair share of precipitation, with heavy rains during the spring and summer months. The state is also prone to tropical storms and hurricanes, particularly in late summer and early fall. The combination of heat, humidity, and precipitation make Louisiana State an ideal environment for many species of plants and animals, making it a great place to visit or live.

Louisiana, Louisiana gets 60 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Louisiana 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 Louisiana. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Louisiana gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 102 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 39
Rain: averages 60 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year

Bestplaces Comfort Index

Louisiana's annual BestPlaces Comfort Index of 6.9 (10=best) indicates it is less comfortable than most states in the United States.

3.4 Summer - 7.7 Winter
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in the state of Louisiana, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateLouisiana, LouisianaUnited States
  60.0 in.38.1 in.
  0.2 in.27.8 in.
  102.1 days106.2 days
  216 days205 days
  90 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 Louisiana with an average high temperature of 92.2°, which ranks it as one of the hottest states. In Louisiana, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Louisiana are April, October and May.
Louisiana has 76.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest states in the U.S.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Louisiana with an average of 38.9°. This is one of the warmest of the U.S. states.
Louisiana has 23.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.
Louisiana averages 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest states in the U.S.
Humidity in the state of Louisiana 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 Louisiana with 6.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is April with 4.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 27% of yearly precipitation and 23% occurs in Summer, which is the driest season. Louisiana's average annual rainfall of 60.0 inches indicates that it is one of the wettest states in the United States.
July is the rainiest month in Louisiana with 10.7 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.5 rainy days. Louisiana's annual average of 102.1 days with measurable rain is about average compared to other states in the United States. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 22% chance of a rainy day.
Louisiana's average annual snowfall of 0.2 inches indicates that it is one of the least snowy states in the United States. February is the snowiest month in Louisiana with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall.
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I have lived in Louisiana all my life and never in the past considered leaving. It was the state I was born in. I had hope in this governor that we elected. Bur it  More

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