Seasons in Louisiana

Louisiana's humid subtropical climate makes this state the best for relaxing, enjoyable outdoor pursuits. A lot of warmth, sun and short, not very cold winters. 

This is all you need to enjoy walking, swimming, fishing and hunting. The flat landscape and the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico have a significant impact on the climate.



Spring in Louisiana

After a mild winter, spring comes into its own rapidly. Temperatures steadily move from 56 °F to 82 °F (+13 °C +28 °C). Minus all southern states - storms, which are especially frequent in spring. In river areas, floods caused by flooding are possible. New Orleans especially suffers from this. The city is located in a swampy lowland.

Despite the vagaries of the weather, spring is considered the best time to visit Louisiana. At this time, nature blooms. It is worth taking a stroll through New Orleans, where many historic buildings have survived. The French Quarter is especially beautiful. The state was one of the last to concede in the confrontation between the South and the North. Many picturesque plantations have survived on the plains. Each city has its own museum.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: 71 °F (+21 °C)
Min average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.8" (123 mm)
Max average t°: 77 °F (+25 °C)
Min average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 4.0" (102 mm)
Max average t°: 83 °F (+28 °C)
Min average t°: 70 °F (+23 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 3.7" (94 mm)

(‎New Orleans)

Spring Holidays

March 1st: National Women of Color Day.
March 17: St.Patrick 's Day.

April 1: April Fools' Day.
April 22: International Earth Day.
Good Friday: Friday before Easter, usually falls in March or April.

2nd Sunday of May: Mother’s Day.
last Monday in May: Memorial Day.

Summer in Louisiana

After thunderstorms and hurricanes in May, summer brings relative calm. Temperatures rise to 87-94 °F (+30 °C +34 °C). Heavy rain is still possible. The hottest time is in July. In central Louisiana, temperatures up to 110 °F (+43 °C) are possible. In the afternoon, it is not recommended to stay in the sun, it is too hot.

In the summer in Louisiana, a lot of entertainment is offered by the rivers - Mississippi, Red, Washita. Fishing, hunting and hiking can be combined by stopping at a camping site. For history buffs, we recommend visiting the Olivier Bruchet National Museum of World War II. The Rosedown Plantation and Gardens are especially picturesque.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: 87 °F (+30.5 °C)
Min average t°: 76 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 5.2" (133 mm)
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 78 °F (+25 °C)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 5.7" (144 mm)
Max average t°: 88 °F (+31 °C)
Min average t°: 78 °F (+25 °C)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 6.4" (163 mm)

(New Orleans)

Summer Holidays

June 3: Confederate Memorial Day.
June 14: Day of the American flag.
June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Third Sunday of June: Father’s Day.

July 4: Independence Day.
August 26: Women's Equality Day.
August 30: Huey P. Long Day.

Autumn in Louisiana

Autumn is the second peak of the tourist season in Louisiana. Temperatures are still high, up to 32 °F (+13 °C +28 °C). October gets chilly at night. In November, thermometer readings drop to 66-72 °F (+19 °C +22 °C). However, sunny weather, lack of heavy rainfall and winds make this time pleasant for tourists.

Autumn is a traditional time for harvest fairs, festivals and national holidays. Try the local cuisine. Take a walk to the Old State Capitol. This stately building provides an insight into the past of the American South.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: 85 °F (+29 °C)
Min average t°: 75 °F (+24 °C)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 4.8" (123 mm)
Max average t°: 78 °F (+26 °C)
Min average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 3.4" (86 mm)
Max average t°: 70 °F (+21 °C)
Min average t°: 57 °F (+14 °C)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 3.3" (84 mm)

(‎New Orleans)

Autumn Holidays

1st Monday in September: Labor Day.

2nd Monday in October: Columbus Day.
October 31: Halloween (All Hallows' Eve)

November 1: All Saints’ Day.
November 11: Veterans’ or Armistice Day.
4th Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day.

Winter in Louisiana

Louisiana is quite warm in winter. Real frosts come only in mountainous areas in the north of the state. The average temperature is around 56-67 °F (+13 °C +19 °C). In the mountains, it can get colder up to 37 °F (+3 °C). Precipitation is rare. The skating rinks are mainly made of artificial ice. The coldest time is January, February is rather mild. The approach of spring is felt.

After Christmas, which is considered a family holiday, the next big entertainment is Shrovetide. Be sure to take part in the festive festivities. This is a great excuse to taste local food and listen to national orchestras.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: 64 °F (+18 °C)
Min average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.0" (101 mm)
Max average t°: 62 °F (+17 °C)
Min average t°: 49 °F (+9 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.6" (116 mm)
Max average t°: 66 °F (+19 °C)
Min average t°: 52 °F (+11 °C)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 4.4" (112 mm)

(‎New Orleans)

Winter Holidays

December 25: Christmas Day.

January 1: New Year’s Day.
January 8: Battle of New Orleans.
January 20 every fourth year: Inauguration Day.
January 19: Robert E. Lee Day.
3rd Monday in January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

February 14: St. Valentine's Day.
3rd Monday in February: Washington’s Birthday.
Inauguration Day in the city of Baton Rouge