When is the best time to go to Louisiana?

When is the best time to go to Louisiana? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Louisiana, the weather is good everywhere in March, April, May, June, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to New Orleans are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in New Orleans are June, July, August and September, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are July and August
  • The cities with the best climate are New Orleans, Cameron, Grand Isle, Holly Beach, Houma, Marsh Island, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas and Pecan Island, with good weather at least 10 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in New Orleans are June, July, August and September

Annual weather in Louisiana

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Louisiana for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 41°F to 63°F
3 to 7 days*
February 45°F to 68°F
4 to 8 days*
March 52°F to 74°F
3 to 9 days*
April 58°F to 79°F
3 to 8 days*
May 65°F to 86°F
4 to 9 days*
June 72°F to 94°F
5 to 11 days*
July 74°F to 97°F
5 to 15 days*
August 74°F to 97°F
5 to 16 days*
September 68°F to 90°F
4 to 11 days*
October 59°F to 83°F
3 to 7 days*
November 50°F to 72°F
3 to 5 days*
December 45°F to 67°F
4 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Louisiana by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Louisiana

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Louisiana and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Alexandria (Louisiane) and Cameron, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Louisiana

Find out when Louisiana has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Louisiana

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January and September. The number of visitors to Louisiana is high in: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Louisiana: January.
  • Low season in Louisiana: September.
  • High season in Louisiana: June.
  • Peak season in Louisiana: February, March, April, May, July, August, October, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Louisiana month by month

Average price for flights to Louisiana

A return flight between New York City and New Orleans is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 188 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 136 more for your airline ticket to New Orleans if you go in april.

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Where to go in Louisiana?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
New Orleans63°F67°F72°F77°F85°F90°F92°F92°F88°F81°F72°F67°F
Baton Rouge61°F65°F72°F79°F86°F92°F94°F94°F90°F83°F70°F63°F
Alexandria (Louisiane)58°F61°F70°F77°F86°F92°F94°F94°F90°F81°F68°F61°F
Grand Isle63°F67°F70°F76°F81°F86°F88°F88°F86°F79°F72°F67°F
Holly Beach61°F65°F72°F79°F85°F90°F92°F92°F88°F83°F72°F65°F
Lake Charles61°F65°F72°F79°F86°F90°F92°F94°F88°F81°F70°F63°F
Marsh Island61°F65°F72°F77°F85°F90°F90°F90°F88°F81°F70°F65°F
Morgan City63°F67°F72°F77°F85°F90°F90°F90°F88°F81°F72°F65°F
New Iberia61°F65°F72°F79°F85°F90°F92°F92°F88°F81°F70°F65°F
Pecan Island61°F65°F72°F79°F86°F90°F90°F92°F88°F81°F72°F65°F
Port Sulphur63°F67°F72°F76°F83°F88°F88°F90°F86°F79°F72°F67°F


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Is this weather information for Louisiana reliable?

Climate data for Louisiana has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Louisiana allows us to determine the average for each month in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Alexandria (Louisiane), Cameron, Grand Isle, Holly Beach, Houma, and 13 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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