When is the best time to go to Lake Charles?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Lake Charles are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July, August and September
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • August is the rainiest month
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August and September

Annual weather in Lake Charles

For full information about the climate and weather in Lake Charles a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 49°F/61°F
February 52°F/65°F
March 58°F/72°F
April 63°F/79°F
May 70°F/86°F
June 76°F/90°F
July 77°F/92°F
August 77°F/94°F
September 72°F/88°F
October 65°F/81°F
November 56°F/70°F
December 50°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Lake Charles

Lake Charles enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Lake Charles is 79°F (ranging from 61°F in january to 94°F in august). Annual rainfall is 81.2in, with a minimum of 4.4in in november and a maximum of 11.1in in august.
  • In the month of january the climate is correct. At lunchtime, it's 58°F in average and it rains about 6.1in each month.
  • From february to november the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 63°F and it rains in november about 4.4in.
  • In the month of december the climate is okay. In average, on the morning it is 52°F and it rains about 24% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Lake Charles

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Lake Charles: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Lake Charles

Find out when Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles

  • Very low season in Lake Charles
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January.
  • Low season in Lake Charles
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April and September.
  • High season in Lake Charles
    The number of visitors to Lake Charles is high in: August, October, November and December.
  • Peak season in Lake Charles
    The largest number of tourists visiting Lake Charles is during: May, June and July.

Figure: Visitor index for Lake Charles month by month

Best time for low prices in Lake Charles

Average prices of hotels in Lake Charles month by month

Generally, September is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Lake Charles. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, March is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Lake Charles

On average, it costs $ 119 per day to hire a car in Lake Charles. This price varies by $ 10 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 115 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in december is $ 124.

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