The most pleasant months of the year for Orleans Parish are April, October and November. In Orleans Parish, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for Orleans Parish with an average high temperature of 91.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Louisiana. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Orleans Parish. The humidity here has been described as stifling in July and August.
Today's Weather - Orleans, LA
8 PM PST
Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Clear
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Tonight||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Clear||80° / 92°||S 5 to 10 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly Clear||80° / 92°||S 0 to 10 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||80° / 91°||S 0 to 5 mph|
|Thursday Night||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely then Partly Cloudy||80° / 92°||SW 5 mph|
|Friday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Clear||80° / 92°||W 5 mph|
|Saturday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms then Mostly Clear||80° / 92°||SW 5 to 10 mph|
|Sunday Night||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||80° / 91°||SW 10 mph|
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 the Orleans County area is 6.6 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Louisiana.
6.6 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Orleans
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.