The most pleasant months of the year for the New Orleans-Metairie metro area are April, October and November. In the New Orleans-Metairie metro area, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for the New Orleans-Metairie metro area with an average high temperature of 91.3°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Louisiana. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in the New Orleans-Metairie metro area. The humidity here has been described as stifling in July and August.
Today's Weather - New Orleans-Metairie, LA
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Showers And Thunderstorms Likely
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|This Afternoon||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||88° / 73°||SE 10 mph|
|Tuesday||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||87° / 73°||E 5 to 10 mph|
|Wednesday||Showers And Thunderstorms Likely||88° / 74°||NW 0 to 5 mph|
|Thursday||Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||91° / 76°||W 5 to 10 mph|
|Friday||Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||91° / 75°||N 10 mph|
|Saturday||Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||91° / 76°||E 5 to 10 mph|
|Sunday||Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms||92° / 77°||SW 5 to 10 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 44
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 the New Orleans-Metairie Metro Area area is 2.6 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Louisiana.
2.6 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. 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: New Orleans-Metairie
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.