The best times to visit Baton Rouge for ideal weather are

February 26th to May 27th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Baton Rouge Travel Info

Weather in Baton Rouge

Temperature

Average temperatures in Baton Rouge vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Baton Rouge, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 94.5°F (34.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.9°F (24.4°C) at night.

Baton Rouge Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Baton Rouge Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Baton Rouge Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Baton Rouge Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 62.2 51 42.2
Feb 66.3 54 43.8
Mar 74.3 61.7 50.9
Apr 79.9 67.8 57.7
May 86.5 75.9 66.9
Jun 92.5 81.7 73
Jul 92.2 82 74.6
Aug 92.8 82.3 74.6
Sep 88.5 78 70.2
Oct 81.3 68.5 58.4
Nov 72.3 59 48.8
Dec 66.4 55 46.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.8 10.6 5.7
Feb 19.1 12.2 6.6
Mar 23.5 16.5 10.5
Apr 26.6 19.9 14.3
May 30.3 24.4 19.4
Jun 33.6 27.6 22.8
Jul 33.4 27.8 23.7
Aug 33.8 27.9 23.7
Sep 31.4 25.6 21.2
Oct 27.4 20.3 14.7
Nov 22.4 15 9.3
Dec 19.1 12.8 8.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Baton Rouge are November, March, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Baton Rouge? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Baton Rouge is often around around December 10th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Baton Rouge.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Baton Rouge (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 5.2
Feb 23% 0 4
Mar 16% 0 3.6
Apr 17% 0 3
May 16% 0 6.4
Jun 21% 0 3.4
Jul 35% 0 5.5
Aug 32% 0 7.7
Sep 23% 0 5.5
Oct 20% 0 4.5
Nov 13% 0 2.2
Dec 32% 1.2 8.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 13.2
Feb 23 0 10.2
Mar 16 0 9.1
Apr 17 0 7.6
May 16 0 16.3
Jun 21 0 8.6
Jul 35 0 14
Aug 32 0 19.6
Sep 23 0 14
Oct 20 0 11.4
Nov 13 0 5.6
Dec 32 3 22.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Baton Rouge has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (54.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (69.2%).

Wind in Baton Rouge is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by February and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Baton Rouge.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Feb 6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 6.1 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.6 Significant breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.1 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59%
Feb 54.8%
Mar 55.2%
Apr 56.6%
May 62.4%
Jun 63.7%
Jul 67%
Aug 69.2%
Sep 69.1%
Oct 63.1%
Nov 62.6%
Dec 64.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Baton Rouge?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Baton Rouge, LA, US is June, followed by July and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Baton Rouge in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.7 in November means 45.7% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Baton Rouge Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Baton Rouge, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 67.6°F (19.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Baton Rouge to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69.4°F (20.8°C) and 59°F (15°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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